Why Are Dust and Ashes Proud?

“Why are dust and ashes proud? Even during life man’s body decays … a king today – tomorrow he is dead,” writes Sirach (Sirach 10:9).

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Rethinking Lent This Year

Growing up, all I knew about Lent was that it meant giving up something. For me, that usually meant chocolate, or if I was feeling

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Two More Things To Do This Lent

Several years ago when I was at university, the chaplain suggested we consider taking something up, rather than giving something up, for Lent. No, he

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Use Words of Life, Not Death

“And God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light” (Genesis 1:3). The Lord said many things throughout Scripture. His words are powerful. We

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Prepare Your Garden

In the Gospel according to Mark, Christ talks about the sower of seeds. As he sowed, some seeds fell on a path, other seeds fell

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Lent as a Moving Experience

I find it powerful and transcendent that Lent is a moving journey toward the Cross and beyond.  This “moving” however, comes in three distinct contexts. 

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