Posts Tagged ‘Lent’

Four ways to finish Lent well Comments 0

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

As we near the end of Lent, it’s a good time to stop and assess how we have done thus far. Before the revision of the Roman Missal in 1970, this coming Sunday, the Fifth Sunday of Lent, was referred to as “Passion Sunday” and marked the beginning of Passiontide. In his incredible fifteen-volume work Read more

It’s time for the Great Wardrobe Clean Out Comments 0

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

The Tearfund has issued a lenten challenge –The Great Wardrobe Clean Out. Set a time to look in your wardrobe Repurpose, reuse recycle Stop it building up again The challenge is part of the Tearfund’s Lenten campaign. People who signed up, received a daily email suggesting people to rethink ethical consumption Read more Related Posts:Challenge Read more

Examining our greed during Lent Comments 0

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Lent is a good time to examine our consciences regarding greed in all its forms: In faith, love, forgiveness, time, abilities, and finances. Greed can distort reality, manipulate truth, coerce sinful actions, and compromise virtue and a desire to follow the ways of God. This weekend, the Lenten journey continues but lightens up with “Rejoice Read more

Using digital devices for reflection during Lent Comments 0

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

The season of Lent is upon us. This is a holy season for Christians who seek to identify with Jesus Christ’s 40 days of fasting as he prepared to be tested and later crucified. In order to identify with Christ’s self-sacrifice, Christians often join in a symbolic fast, giving up certain foods such as meat Read more

Pope Francis’ message for Lent 2017 Comments 0

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are asked to return to God “with all their hearts” (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the Lord. Jesus is the Read more

Fast for Lent – reduce your carbon footprint Comments 0

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Fast for Lent and reduce your carbon footprint. The Archdiocese of Bombay has asked Catholics to observe a ‘carbon fast’ during the season to create awareness about global warming and the importance of a sustainable lifestyle. Carbon footprint is a term used to describe the emission of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide generated by Read more

Catholics to hold worldwide ‘Confession drive’ Comments 0

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Catholic churches around the world will be participating in a worldwide “confession drive” on Friday as part of the Jubilee Year of Mercy celebrations. In the Vatican, Pope Francis will hear confessions from the faithful at St. Peter’s Basilica as part of a “24 Hours of Reconciliation” initiative in Italy. In England and Wales, teams Read more

Light and shade Comments 0

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

The phrase “Kingdom of God” means enlightenment, say students of ancient Aramaic. And the Kingdom is not a place but a state of being, filled with the light of God’s grace. Many of Jesus’ parables are introduced with, “The Kingdom of God is like…” and this Lent I’ve been reflecting on Jesus’ story of the Read more

Revisiting ‘The Power and the Glory’ during Lent Comments 0

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

In the world of Graham Greene’s 1940 novel, The Power and the Glory, it’s a bad time to be a Catholic. The book’s hero is an unnamed priest on the run from Mexican authorities after a state governor has ordered the military to dismantle all vestiges of the religion. Churches are burned. Relics, medals, and Read more

Suggestions from Pope Francis for a merciful Lent Comments 0

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Have you been doing anything special for the Jubilee Year of Mercy? Or do you have lots of good intentions but haven’t done anything yet, (except maybe walk through the Holy Door in your diocese?) Well, join the club. I did read Pope Francis’ “Face of Mercy” a few months ago though. And I noticed Read more