Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Tina Gregory, HiTechCatholic, Livermore, CA

3/8/2012 (4 years ago)

Hi Tech Catholic (

Ways to jump start your lenten disciplines

Did your Lenten discipline of praying, fasting and giving begin to weaken as the last smudge of forehead ash disappeared?  Take a look these 5 ways to jump start your personal Lent digital style

HiTechCatholic shares digital Catholic resources for deepening your faith.

HiTechCatholic shares digital Catholic resources for deepening your faith.


By Tina Gregory, HiTechCatholic, Livermore, CA

Hi Tech Catholic (

3/8/2012 (4 years ago)

Published in Lent / Easter

Keywords: Lent, Facebook, YouTube, hitechcatholic, prayer, fasting, almsgiving

WASHINGTON,DC (Catholic Online) - It's not too late to have a deeply meaningful Lenten journey.  If you're plugged in to a computer or mobile device during most of the day, you're actually in luck!  Here are 5 digital suggestions to get repented:

1)  Download the Divine Office for your mobile device, or pray daily online  

Divine Office was voted the #1 best Catholic App on in 2011, and has a good running chance to take home gold again in 2012.   The Liturgy of the Hours, the official set of prayers intended for each part of the day, comes to life with music and a variety of gifted voices.  Pop in your ear buds and pray along while stuck in traffic, while out for an afternoon walk or while waiting in the parking lot at baseball practice.

2) Proofread books for Bookshare® 

Bookshare® is an online library of digital books for people with print disabilities -- such as low vision, blindness or dyslexia.  Volunteers are always needed to proofread digital files of books to improve quality, scan new books and submit them electronically and to write reviews of books.

3) Watch Father Barron's YouTube video about prayer, fasting and alms-giving.  

In a little more than 6 minutes, you'll have a greater understanding and be re-devoted to your Lenten journey.  While you're at it, watch a whole bunch more of his videos.  Each one is priceless.

4) Read the article on 18 Ideas for Lent 

Sometimes we think in too grand of terms.  Like if I don't fast every day, whipping and flogging myself, I'm not "doing" Lent.  In reality, it's often a collection of small things that bring us the closest to God.  Or even 18 small things.

5) "Like" Saint of the Day on Facebook  

Take a break from Mafia Wars, Slot-o-Mania and Words with Friends to learn about each day's Saint. Getting to know these holy people sets the tone for an inspiring day.


Tina Gregory is the editor of Hi Tech Catholic, a blog for sharing digital Catholic resources for deepening your faith.  "Like" Hi Tech Catholic on Facebook too.


sharing digital resources for deepening your Catholic faith.


More Lent / Easter

Did you know the Catholic Church has a birthday? Watch

Image of Pentecost is widely considered the birthday of the Catholic Church.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Happy birthday to the Catholic Church! Happy birthday to you, who are the body of the Church! LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - We're all familiar with our own birthdays, and we celebrate them because they mark the day of the year in which we entered into this life. ... continue reading

8 thought-provoking Easter quotes to inspire Watch

Image of Easter is more than eggs and bunnies.


We all love to celebrate Easter with brightly colored hard boiled eggs, candy, cute pictures of bunnies and chicks and we all love to gather together to party! Regardless of how you celebrate Easter, don't forget the real reason for the holiday. LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading

The surprising origins of the Easter Bunny -- it's not what you think! Watch

Image of Rejoice! The beloved Easter Bunny has very Christian origins.

By Marshall Connolly, Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The Easter Bunny is a symbol of Easter that is popular in western culture, especially with children. According to folklore, the Easter Bunny hides Easter eggs for children to find on Easter morning. However, the association between a rabbit and the resurrection of ... continue reading

'The Easter message of the risen Christ': Listen to Pope Francis' Easter Mass Watch

Image of Pope Francis celebrated the Easter Mass and focused on Christ and refugees (Reuters).


On Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016, Pope Francis stood before pilgrims gathered at St. Peter's Square for the traditional Urbi et Orbi blessing. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to Vatican Radio, the pontiff stood before the packed square to speak of Jesus ... continue reading

Missing The Point of Easter Watch

Image of Alex Basile [not pictured] is the Religion Department chair at Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale, NY. He has written nine books for Saint Pauls/Alba House.

By Alex Basile

Author Alex Basile reflects of the true meaning of the Resurrection of Christ and how many Christians overlook the real joy of Easter. In the haziness of the first Easter morning, Mary Magdalene made her way to tomb of her friend and teacher. Fighting back tears and ... continue reading

He Has Truly Risen, We Are Free From Fear Watch

Image of The Tomb is empty!

By Fr. James Farfaglia

With the resurrection of Jesus, the physical is exalted.  When we truly believe in Jesus, we are resurrected in this life because we are freed from the fear and worry that are characteristic of a godless life; we are freed from the unhappiness of a life filled ... continue reading

HOLY SATURDAY: The Whole Earth Keeps Silence Watch

Image of The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Something strange is happening - there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all ... continue reading

Holy Saturday: 'Make Sure He's Dead' Watch

Image of God has died in the flesh and hell trembles with fear

By Fr. Randy Sly

Just as the Chief Priests and Pharisees gathered with Pilate to plan on keeping the tomb sealed and guarded with Christ inside, many today want to place a stone in the entrance of the Church, to keep him inside again. On Holy Saturday we remember that no matter how ... continue reading

Good Friday Reflection on the Logic of the Cross Watch

Image of Benedict says,

By Michael Terheyden

Pope Francis said something during his first general audience that inspired me to reflect on the suffering Jesus endured during his Passion for the sake of our redemption. He said, "Living Holy Week means increasingly entering into God's logic, the logic of the Cross. ... continue reading

Good Friday: The Church Born From the Wounded Side of Christ Pauses at the Cross Watch

Image of

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Christ has flooded the universe with divine and sanctifying waves. For the thirsty, he sends a spring of living water from the wound, which the spear opened in His Side. From the wound in Christ's side has come forth the Church, and He has made her His Bride. ... continue reading

All Lent / Easter News


Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Hebrews 9:2-3, 11-14
2 There was a tent which comprised two compartments: the first, in which ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9
2 For Yahweh, the Most High, is glorious, the great king over all the ... Read More

Gospel, Mark 3:20-21
20 He went home again, and once more such a crowd collected that they ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for January 21st, 2017 Image

St. Agnes
January 21: St. Agnes of Rome was born in 291 AD and raised ... Read More