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Lent's radical call to each person and every nation

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"Repent and believe in the Gospel" -- the call we received from Christ on Ash Wednesday -- is a radical call, the most important call we ... continue reading


Are Sundays part of Lent? And a few other fast facts about the season Watch

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Here are some fast facts about Ash Wednesday and Lent you might not know.  LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - Are Sundays part of ... continue reading


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Lenten Reflection: A Barren Heart, God is in the Desert

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Though I hate the desert, may I wait for Him there.  Whether He speaks or not, I will pray.  If I feel nothing at all, I will ... continue reading


Lent and the Path to Freedom: Doing Battle with the World, the Flesh and the Devil Watch

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When I was a young man I had a priest friend who I now recall every time we begin the Forty Day Observance of Lent. About a week before Ash ... continue reading


Lenten Series: The Seven Deadly Sins

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We admit that shadows lurk within our hearts. "I do not do the good I want, but I do the evil I do not want." (Romans 7:18) WITCHITA, ... continue reading


A Lenten Reflection On Repentance

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St. Maximus the Confessor once wrote: 'God's will is to save us, and nothing please him more than our coming back to Him in true ... continue reading


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Second Sunday of Lent: Living in the Transfiguration, Right Now Watch

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The Lord Jesus has also shown us the way up the mountain, inviting us into a new way of living in Him through living within the ... continue reading


Great tips for fasting during Lent from Dr. Denton

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When we fast, we live largely on fluids. In doing so we are given the cleansing, perfect touch of God. In our separation from the ... continue reading


Ask Dr. Denton: It's Lent. Can You Explain the Effects of Fasting? Watch

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Fasting gives us, body and soul, a spring cleaning.   PORTSMOUTH, VA. (Catholic Online) - Dear Dr Denton: As the Lenten ... continue reading


It's Lent - an 'Outward Bound' for the Soul Watch

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By the 1960's a movement of outdoor education and character formation called Outward Bound began transforming lives through exposure to ... continue reading



More Lent & Easter

Easter 2021 / Lent 2021
Begins on February 17, 2021 ends on April 3, 2021

'So it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead'
Luke 24:46

Lent Event

Importance

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday

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Living Lent

February 17 to April 3, 2021

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Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday

February 16, 2021

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Ash Wednesday

February 17, 2021

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Palm Sunday

March 28, 2021

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Holy Week

March 28 - April 3, 2021

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Holy Thursday

April 1, 2021

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Good Friday

April 2, 2021

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Easter Sunday

April 4, 2021

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Ascension of Our Lord

May 13, 2021

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Pentecost

Sunday, May 23, 2021

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Fasting and Abstinence

Every Friday

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Easter / Lent News

Happy Easter: The Tomb is Empty! Love Has Triumphed Watch

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We find the purpose of eternity revealed in the temporal realities of every today. The real "stuff" of our mundane daily lives becomes ... continue reading


The Sacred Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. The Mystery of Faith Watch

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"Beginning with the Easter Triduum as its source of light, the new age of the Resurrection fills the whole liturgical year with its ... continue reading


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Are Easter eggs pagan? Watch

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Easter eggs are a traditional part of modern Easter celebrations, but their origins are shrouded in history, raising questions about their ... continue reading


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

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The Easter Bunny is a symbol of Easter that is popular in western culture, especially with children. According to folklore, the Easter ... continue reading


A Good Friday reflection on Jesus' suffering with the world Watch

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Pope Francis has often urged us to prayerfully meditate before the crucifix. Because by prayerfully meditating before the crucifix, one can ... continue reading




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