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Day 21 of Lent:
Saturday, March 25, 2017      6 comments

Day 21 of Lent: Why is purple the color of Lent? The liturgical color for Lent is traditionally purple. Why purple? During Lent we prepare for the coming of Good Friday and the Resurrection. Purple historically represents mourning (the mour... Read more
Day 20 of Lent:
Friday, March 24, 2017      7 comments

Day 20 of Lent: Halfway there! We're halfway there! Halfway till Easter, when we get to celebrate our Lord's resurrection. How has the first half of your journey been? You still have half your journey left. Now is the perfect time to get ba... Read more
Day 19 of Lent:
Thursday, March 23, 2017      7 comments

Day 19 of Lent: Do not be conformed "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans 12:2 Lent ... Read more
Day 18 of Lent:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      7 comments

Day 18 of Lent: Deepen your knowledge Studying is important to deepening your knowledge of your faith in Christ. Try to form a daily habit of reading something every day that strengthens your knowledge of truth. LENTEN CHALLENGE OF T... Read more
Day 17 of Lent:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      7 comments

Day 17 of Lent: What have you given up before? What have you given up for Lent in the past? Any great ideas you would like to share? LENTEN CHALLENGE OF THE DAY: Fast from social media for the next two days. Use this time to talk... Read more
Feast of St Joseph
Monday, March 20, 2017      7 comments

St. Joseph, by Guido Reni, 1635 Seven days before the Feast of the Annunciation (25 March) which commemorates Gabriel's visit to Mary announcing that she is to give birth to the Messiah, we meet St. Joseph, her spouse. ... Read more
Day 16 of Lent:
Sunday, March 19, 2017      7 comments

Day 16 of Lent: Why do we have Easter Eggs? What do Easter Eggs have to do with Christ rising from the dead? The practice of blessing Easter eggs actually came from the practice of giving up dairy products during Lent. Since you couldn't ha... Read more
Day 15 of Lent:
Saturday, March 18, 2017      6 comments

Day 15 of Lent: Why do we give up certain foods? In the middle ages, meat, eggs, and milk were forbidden during Lent not only by ecclesiastical law, but by civil statues as well. Believe it or not, this rule was enforced until the reign of ... Read more
Day 14 of Lent
Friday, March 17, 2017      6 comments

How's it going? You are already two weeks into your Lenten journey! How is it going? Anything you need to work on between now and Easter? LENTEN CHALLENGE OF THE DAY: Reflect on your relationship with Christ. Where can you grow c... Read more
Day 13 of Lent:
Thursday, March 16, 2017      4 comments

Day 13 of Lent: Why the number 40? 40 has always been a significant time period in the Bible. Moses spent 40 days on Mount Sinai with God (Exodus 24:18) Elijah spent 40 days and nights walking to Mount Horeb (1 Kings 19:8) God sent 40... Read more
Day 12 of Lent:
Wednesday, March 15, 2017      6 comments

Day 12 of Lent: Why do we focus on prayer? Scripture says to "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." (Romans 12:12) There are many scripture passage that stress the importance of prayer. Prayer is the building block ... Read more
Day 11 of Lent
Tuesday, March 14, 2017      8 comments

Day 11 of Lent: What is Almsgiving and why do we do it? Almsgiving is donating money or good to the poor. It is a witness to fraternal charity and a work of justice that is pleasing to God. "Give alms from your possessions. Do not turn... Read more
Catechism in a Year
Monday, March 13, 2017      3 comments

110. What is the meaning of the Transfiguration? Above all the Transfiguration shows forth the Trinity: "the Father in the voice, the Son in the man Jesus, the Spirit in the shining cloud" (Saint Thomas Aquinas). Speaking with Moses and Eli... Read more
Day 10 of Lent
Sunday, March 12, 2017      7 comments

Day 10 of Lent: Why do we fast during Lent? Why do we fast during Lent? Jesus is questioned about fasting in Mark 2:18 -20 "Now John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. Some people came and asked Jesus, "How is it that John's... Read more
Day 9 of Lent
Saturday, March 11, 2017      6 comments

Day 9 of Lent: Why is Lent for 40 days? The Lenten duration of 40 days is practiced in imitation of the 40 days Jesus was in the desert. "Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted fo... Read more

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