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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



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


Jesus' death provides HOPE: Pope Francis' Easter message Watch

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During his Urbi et Orbi Easter blessing, Pope Francis said Jesus' death and resurrection provide hope to a world marred by conflict, ... continue reading



More Lent & Easter

Easter 2024 / Lent 2024

Begins on Wednesday February 14, 2024

Ends on Thursday March 28, 2024

'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 14, 2024 - March 28, 2024

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Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday

February 13, 2024

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Ash Wednesday

February 14, 2024

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Palm Sunday

March 24, 2024

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Holy Week

March 24 - 30, 2024

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Good Friday

March 29, 2024

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Easter Sunday

March 31, 2024

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Ascension of Our Lord

Thursday May 9, 2024

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Pentecost

Sunday May 19, 2024

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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


We Have Been Raised with Christ. Easter is More Than a Day; it is a Way Watch

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Easter is more than a Day, it is a Way; A Way of living our lives differently now in Him. We are invited to do that by living them in His ... continue reading


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5 Beautiful scriptures to remind you what Easter is all about Watch

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This Easter, make sure to take a moment with your family to thank Jesus for his amazing sacrifice. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Turn ... 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


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

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Just as the Chief Priests and Pharisees gathered with Pilate to plan on keeping the tomb sealed and guarded with Christ inside, many today ... continue reading


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