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Easter / Lent News

FASTING: God commanded it, Jesus practiced it, but what's the point of it?

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God commanded it, Jesus practiced it, Church Fathers have preached the importance of it -- fasting is a powerful and fundamental part of ... continue reading


Let us venture together from darkness into the light

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On Ash Wednesday, with dust-like ashes crossed upon our foreheads we were each invited to call to mind that this mortal body, this earthly ... continue reading


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Scripture Reflection: Living Water in the Lenten Desert

Image of A couple of weeks are behind us, but there are still several to go, and it is here that we begin to see the liturgical readings about the waters of refreshment.

As your Lent becomes dry and weary, draw from this well of Living Water flowing from the stricken Rock. Receive the Holy Spirit. NASHVILLE, ... continue reading


When Did We See You Hungry? Lent and the Love of Preference for the Poor Watch

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The option or love of preference for the poor. This is an option or a special form of primacy in the exercise of Christian charity to ... continue reading


The Happy Priest on Lent, Happiness and the Call to Selfless Love Watch

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The happiest and most remarkable people that I have known throughout my life are those who are totally selfless. Great things: ideas, ... continue reading


Lent as a Season of No Kidding: Where are We Behaving as the Crowd? Watch

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Do you want to accompany Jesus closely, very closely? Open the Holy Gospel and read the Passion of Our Lord. But don't just read it: live ... continue reading





Almsgiving, Prayer, and Fasting: The Three Pillars of Lent Watch

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'Give alms...Pray to your Father...Fast without a gloomy face...' (Matthew 6:1-18) LOS ANGELES, CA - Giving alms, Jesus teaches, means ... continue reading


First Sunday of Lent: Entering into the Desert in Jesus Watch

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Let us welcome Lent. In so doing, we will receive the much needed grace it offers and be made ready to celebrate ... continue reading


One powerful Lenten message that you must read this year Watch

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Lent brings the death and resurrection of the Lord more insistently into the horizon of our lives. Before the Lord, we are all weak and ... continue reading


Can Catholics eat meatless meat during Lent? Watch

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Here's a question for you! Can Catholics eat meatless meat, like the Impossible Burger or Beyond Meat Burger during Lent? How about "Clean ... 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


We ask you, humbly: don't scroll away.

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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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