Church in the World, Liturgy

Let’s Get Cuaresma-tic!

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Let’s Get Cuaresma-tic!
It is Ash Wednesday, and the Season of Lent begins once more. For this season, I offer a set of links to articles on this site that appropriately describe the season. The ashen cross reminds us of the ...

The Lenten Grind

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Time passes quickly. Here at the Mother of Good Counsel Parish time passes quicker. Just a few days ago, I was marking everyone's forehead with an ashen cross. Now, I find that the first week of Lent ...
Catechism, Liturgy, Magisterium

The Pope’s Lenten Message 2011

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The Pope’s Lenten Message 2011
The Pope's Lenten Message for 2011 can be a good source for a homily on Ash Wednesday, March 9, 2011. It gives an overview of the Lenten exercise in relation to making our yearly renewal of baptismal vows on ...

This Year’s Lenten Journey

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We are now on the third Sunday of Lent (Year A), and as we progress towards Holy Week, I would like to give a summary of our Lenten journey this year by offering some reflections on the Sunday readings for ...

Passion Sunday

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Just a few days more and Passion Sunday is upon us. It is also known as "Palm Sunday" because it is the time we go to Church to re-enact the last entry of the Lord into Jerusalem. It ...

Those Emerging from the Waters are the Hope of the World

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This Sunday's liturgy (Lent I, Year B) puts the first and second readings in syntony with one another. The OT reading shows Noah and his family emerging from the waters of the flood to populate the earth. The ...

The Lenten Cross

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The Lenten Cross
In Augustine's Sermon 205, the great bishop of Hippo offers us some thoughts on the cross of Lent. The Sermon is an explanation of how during the season of Lent what Christians are already doing throughout the year is ...
Christian Life, Liturgy

Some Thoughts on Ash Wednesday

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Lord, bless these ashes by which we show that we are dust.  Pardon our sins and keep us faithful to the discipline of Lent, for you do not want sinners to die but to live with the risen Christ, who ...

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