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Lent : Starting off with a Plan

So the pre-Lent time of Septuagésima, Sexagesima and, last Sunday, Quinquagesima, are over, and the forty days of Lent are upon us, starting on Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting and abstinence. Have we thought about how we are going … 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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Practicing, but nowhere near perfect!

From time to time, I fall into the sin of the contented Pharisee – ‘Lord,  I thank thee that I am not as others are… extortioners, unjust, adulterers.’ It is so easy to compare myself favourably with those in public … Continue reading

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