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

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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 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



17th century Catholic Monks practice unconventional Lenten fast

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With the Lenten season fully in swing, Catholics are immersing themselves in 40 days of abstaining from sweets, technology, alcohol and ... continue reading


Fasting, Refreshing the Routine and Living Lent Watch

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Ash Wednesday began us on a forty day pilgrimage. We began with cleansing the soul, the mind, and - let us not forget - the body. All three ... continue reading


'It is a wake-up call for the soul': Pope Francis gives powerful Lenten message on Ash Wendesday

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Fasting from food or other things during Lent is a chance for Catholics to reorient their material attachments, Pope Francis said on Ash ... continue reading


5 little-known facts about Lent you need to learn this Ash Wednesday Watch

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Everyone knows that Mardi Gras kicks off the upcoming 40-day Lent, which honors the time Jesus fasted in the wilderness, but did you know ... continue reading



Here's where Ash Wednesday ashes come from Watch

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"Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return."Or, "Repent and believe in the Gospel." (Washington D.C.) On Ash Wednesday, millions ... continue reading


From crucifixion to resurrection Watch

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Christ is risen! Truly, he is risen! Jesus Christ has conquered sin and death. We know that God has the final word. And that word is love. ... continue reading


The Truth about Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday

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Though it started out from a revelation that was made by Jesus to Saint Faustina, it is now an official feast in the Catholic Church. ... continue reading


God's Announcement: A surprise that moves your heart Watch

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On Easter morning Pope Francis said God's announcement to his people always comes as a surprise, like the shock of the disciples who found ... continue reading



More Lent & Easter

Easter 2020 / Lent 2020
Begins on February 26, 2020 ends on April 9, 2020

'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 26 to April 9, 2020

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Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday

February 25, 2020

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Ash Wednesday

February 26, 2020

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Palm Sunday

April 5, 2020

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Holy Week

April 5-11, 2020

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Holy Thursday

April 9, 2020

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Good Friday

April 10, 2020

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Easter Sunday

April 12, 2020

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Ascension of Our Lord

May 21, 2020

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Pentecost

Sunday, May 31, 2020

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Fasting and Abstinence

Every Friday

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Easter / Lent News

The Happy Priest: Good Friday and the Sufferings of Mary Watch

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The Mother standing at the foot of the Cross seems absurd and incomprehensible.  How could the Father permit such suffering?Stabat ... continue reading


Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the Church and the Sacraments Watch

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We will soon commemorate Good Friday. This is the day when the whole world stands still. We will recall the great Sacrifice offered on the ... continue reading



Good Friday Reflection on the Logic of the Cross Watch

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Pope Francis said something during his first general audience that inspired me to reflect on the suffering Jesus endured during his Passion ... 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


Holy Thursday of the Lord's Supper (7 pm CST) Watch

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The video for Holy Thursday of the Lord's Supper will be live at 7 pm (CST)  Dear Friends of Your Catholic Voice, Catholic Online and ... continue reading


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