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Category Archives: Lent

A Reflection Revisited: I am Barabbas

As I sat in Mass this past Sunday I struggled to participate in the Gospel reading. Each year I am choked up by the words that we are askedRead more »

Lectio Divina: Palm Sunday (Year A)

One of the aspects of lectio divina that I like is the chance to spend some time with God on a short bit of Scripture. God can speak to usRead more »

Finishing Lent with Intention

How is your Lent going?  Great?  Fantastic?  The best one yet?  Good for you!!!!  Or are you a little lackRead more »

Praying for Our Enemies: A Lenten Sacrifice

Welcome to day 26 of our Lenten season. If your season has been going anything like mine, well, you are probably as eager as I am to beRead more »

Lectio Divina: Third Sunday of Lent (2017)

I feel like Lent just started and yet here we are at the Third Sunday of Lent already. It seems to be going by too fast. It makes me wonderRead more »

Lectio Divina: First Sunday of Lent (2017)

I always feel a shift in my own life when the Church shifts into Lent. Do you as well? There are a few subtle changes in the Mass (noRead more »

Done is Better than Perfect

My nine year old daughter spent the last week asking me what I thought she should give up for Lent. No doubt she was trying to come upRead more »

There Is Suffering and Then There Is SUFFERING

Lent starts next Wednesday and one thing I’ve been reflecting upon has been suffering in my own life.  And why not?  WeRead more »

2017 Lent Photo Journey

Lent is just a little over a week away and I’ll admit, I haven’t really begun thinking about the Lenten season. I’veRead more »

The Final Days of Lent: Questions to Facilitate Lenten Reflection

Today is the 5th Friday of Lent and in just two days we’ll be celebrating Palm Sunday and ushering in Holy Week. Can you believe we’reRead more »

Playing Through Holy Week

Holy Week is approaching and we are excited!  We love to learn along with the liturgical calendar and a good portion of our homeRead more »

The Life-Saving Lessons of Lent

Lent was serious business back in my Catholic elementary school days. Meat disappeared from the Friday lunch menu. Our colorfulRead more »

When the Quiver is Missing Three Arrows

Behold the inheritance of the Lord are children: the reward, the fruit of the womb. As arrows in the hand of the mighty, so theRead more »

The Quietest Month in the Garden

A while back I was looking for a quote to reflect the gloominess of winter. Life had been difficult, I had made some hard decisions, andRead more »

Feasting During Lent

When you enter into Lent on Ash Wednesday, tradition sees us going into the church, and exiting in a solemn way with having done away withRead more »