Hurry Up, Easter!

With the early days of the Lenten season now upon us, perhaps, like me, you already find the prospect of so many weeks ahead until

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death

Remember that You are Dust

“Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.” These are the traditional words with which the priest traces the ashes on the

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Your Lenten Journey

On Ash Wednesday Lent will once again be upon us.   Reading about how other Catholics observe the  Lenten season helps me to dig deeper into my spiritual life. 

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fear, evil, light, darkness

Lent: A Season of Conversion

As Lent approaches, we are reminded that this season offers us a new beginning. Pope Francis describes Lent as a “journey of spiritual renewal in

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Lent in the Shadow of Death

“Remember, man, you are dust, and unto dust you shall return.” The priest uttered these words on Ash Wednesday as he traced the black cross

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A Difficult Lent

“We had the experience but missed the meaning, / And approach to the meaning restores the experience / In a different form, beyond any meaning

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Lent In a Sinless Age

I have never much enjoyed Lent; of course the purpose of Lent is not enjoyment.  Repentance, mortification, fasting casts for me a gray pallor over

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