Category: Lent

Lenten Retreat: Thirsty Souls are Quenched by God, not the World

The yearning for one’s soul to be quenched must not be confused with longing for worldly desires, a Portuguese priest told Pope Francis and senior members of the Roman Curia during their Lenten retreat.

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...

Lent: Notice God’s work, Receive God’s Mercy

Lent is a time for Christians to get their hearts in sync with the heart of Jesus, Pope Francis said. “Let the Lord heal the wounds of sin and fulfill the prophecy made to our fathers

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

3 Pillars of Lent: Prayer, Fasting & Almsgiving…. More Stories: Fasting: Lent’s Heavy Artillery Lent: Ok, What’s Almsgiving? 25 Ways to Live By This Lent When is Giving Up Stuff Really a Lent Sacrifice?