Tag Archives: Lent

The Coronavirus Cross: Bringing Faith, Hope and Love to a Hurting World

From the National Catholic Register: It’s often said that with God, there are no mere coincidences. So the overlap of the explosion of the global COVID-19 pandemic with this year’s Holy Week celebrations should give cause for Catholics to engage … Continue reading

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++Vigano, St Charles Borromeo, Hilarion, and the Coronavirus

“Grant to us, O Lord, we pray to you, the effect of the devoted supplication, and which has become propitious for us, remove the plague and famine: so that the hearts of mortals know that these scourges burst with your … Continue reading

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The Holy Face of Jesus

Tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of Lent, the period of forty days of fasting, prayer and almsgiving. It is a time of embracing our crosses with renewed fervour in a spirit of self denial and repentance. Our fasting from … Continue reading

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Think Lent is Tough? Take a Look at Medieval Lenten Practices

by Angelus Press * Today’s Latin Catholics would be well-served to review the norms of early Christians as they prepared for Easter. The Lenten fast for Latin Catholics living in the years of the third millennium of Christianity often means … Continue reading

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Hymns of Lent 5

  And from Thy cross embrace me with arms outstretched to save.  (From the translation by Monsignor R.A. Knox of words attributed to St Bernard) The Epistle of the Mass of Passion Sunday, 5th Sunday of Lent, in the 1962 … Continue reading

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Hymns of Lent 2

Which hymn, written by an English woman religious who lived most of her life in the Liverpool region, and which is usually sung to a melody by a former Master of the Music at Westminster Cathedral, has probably been more popular among … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

Learning to Read Signs of Love by Fr. Thomas Rosica  Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year C – March 10, 2013 The readings for this Sunday are: Joshua 5:9a, 10-12; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; and Luke 15:1-3, 11-32Chapter 15 of Luke’s Gospel is often … Continue reading

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Need some inspiration for Lent?

This Lent as in previous years Father John Zuhlsdorf  will offer daily “LENTCAzTS” throughout the penitential season. In fact the first one begins today. Here’s Father Z introducing the 2013 lenten audio reflections himself: With this audio offering, I am … Continue reading

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