Category: Lent

The Lent Lily

“In western countries the daffodil is associated with spring festivals such as Lent and its successor Easter. In Germany the wild narcissus, N. pseudonarcissus, is known as Osterglocke or “Easter bell.” In the United...

A Prayer for Lent

Father of my soul, Mother of my heart, I know your love for me is limitless beyond imagining. You care for me as a loving parent. Through my smallest Lenten sacrifices, help me to...

Ask God for Passion: Six Weeks of Renewing Our Faith

Lent isn’t just about giving something up for a time. It’s about giving more of ourselves in order to get closer to God. We can give up something that we like to do, in order to make extra time to communicate with God — extra prayer time.

10 Peace-Promoting Activities for Lent

The Justice and Peace Commission (J&P) of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have taken various messages from the bishops’ pastoral letter on racism and racial divisions and transformed them into ten activities that can be performed as part of our Lenten observance.

3 Pillars of Lent

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5 Ways to Balance Out Ash Wednesday/Valentine’s Day

For the first time since 1945, Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day are falling together on the same day. This may be a cause for panic among those who were looking forward to getting chocolate boxes, cards and flowers but will have to swap them out for abstinence, ashes and almsgiving.