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LOTS of resources to make Lent more spiritual and keep it holy! Don't miss our Journey through Lent with the Saints during this Year of Mercy.
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This picture shows the process and steps involved in the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession). Sadly, too many people too rarely avail themselves of this wonderful sacrament, so it's nice to have a refresher guide.

What are you doing for Lent? 10 ideas for you to consider while preparing for…

Infographic: 10 ideas to have a Lent aimed towards spiritual growth Link: Lent Liturgical Season basics

Advent--more than a chocolate calendar

"Advent is not a penitential season!" If Jesus came and asked for more space in my life TODAY, would I have space to give him?

Dear Non-Catholic Readers

Dear Non-Catholic Readers

This illustrated guide provides a good overview of what to expect and how to get the most out of some of the three holiest days of the year. The Triduum includes Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil.

these sacrifices/acts of penance, have value because they teach virtue. Giving up something is good because it helps us grow in our ability to turn away from what we desire. Fasting helps us focus the eyes of our heart on Jesus, just as he focused the eyes of his heart on the Father in the 40 days he spent fasting. Our heart longs for deeper intimacy with the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Fasting strengthens our ability to turn toward the good when we are faced with a temptation to sin.

Fast facts for fasting and Lent

these sacrifices/acts of penance, have value because they teach virtue. Giving up something is good because it helps us grow in our ability to turn away from what we desire. Fasting helps us focus the eyes of our heart on Jesus, just as he focused the eyes of his heart on the Father in the 40 days he spent fasting. Our heart longs for deeper intimacy with the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Fasting strengthens our ability to turn toward the good when we are faced with a temptation to sin.

We know Catholics fast or abstain on Fridays during Lent. But why? Here's a brief history.

We know Catholics fast or abstain on Fridays during Lent. Here's a brief history.

Lent is not meant to foster morbid gloominess and debilitating self-loathing, but to thrust us into the heart of Divine love.—From the Introduction

The Little Way Of Lent: Meditations In The Spirit Of St. Therese Of Lisieux<br>Fr.

Pope: Don't let meatless Fridays be selfish, soulless, seafood splurge

Liturgies need to help people experience awe, mystery of God, pope says

This Lent during the Year of Mercy, we're letting the saints be our guide. This Ash Wednesday, we turn to St. Francis Xavier and St. Frances of Rome.

By Emily Stimpson. This Lent, let the saints be your guide to the corporal and spiritual works of mercy

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