Ever Get Tempted to Give up Catholics for Lent?

I get a little edgier this time of year every year now. It’s because of the stupid, vapid advice I see repeated about lent. The Forum has posted a lot of good posts about lent on social channels recently. One was this piece of gold by Cindy Paslawski. In it, she asks whether traditional lent is optional. And she […]

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Good Friday Audio: The Story of St. Mary of Egypt

icon of St. Mary of Egypt. Above her is Our Lord in the heavens, but it appears that cabbages makes the clouds beneath Him. Scenes depict her life, including Zosimas's burial aided by the lion

If you are looking for something fruitful to consider on Good Friday today, in addition to the Stations of the Cross and the lent meditations we have, this little audio is a refreshing story of just what Christ purchased by suffering the Cross, the spitting, the insults, and death for us. In the prayers for […]

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Lent Day 44: Maundy Thursday— Jesus’ Mystical Death in the Blessed Eucharist.

Maundy Thursday— Jesus’ Mystical Death in the Blessed Eucharist. Read St. John xix.  34-37. [34] But one of the soldiers with a spear opened his side, and immediately there came out blood and water. [35] And he that saw it, hath given testimony, and his testimony is true. And he knoweth that he saith true; […]

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Lent Day 40: The Sixth Sunday in Lent — Jesus Commends His Disciples to His Holy Mother’s Care.

Jesus Commends His Disciples to His Holy Mother’s Care. Read St. John xix.  25-27. [25] Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalen. [26] When Jesus therefore had seen his mother and the disciple standing whom he loved, he saith to his mother: […]

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