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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 doneRead more »

Fat Tuesday: High School Groundhog Day?

When I remember high school, I remember hanging out in the halls before class started or basketball and football games that were a hugeRead more »

Messy Lent

With Ash Wednesday coming up in just two days, I spent this weekend panicking and making lists. Lists of what to memorize, what toRead more »

Seven Ways to Love

We are coming into Lent and right smack dab in the first week we have the feast day of St. Valentine, just four days after Ash Wednesday.Read more »

Stations of the Cross Easter Eggs

Lent is almost here!  Can you believe in less than two weeks we will be starting our journey with Christ to the cross?  I loveRead more »

2016 Lent Photo Journey

TWO WEEKS until Lent. Can you believe it?! It feels like Christmas and Advent just ended. And I’m just getting into the swing of OrdinaryRead more »

Your 2016 Handy-Dandy List of Lenten Resources

Lent comes early this year–February 10th is Ash Wednesday! That’s just three weeks away, folks. So instead ofRead more »

Who is Jesus?

At the beginning of Lent our pastor gave everyone in our parish some homework to do. He asked us to read the Gospel of Mark. He wanted usRead more »

Seven Quick Takes: Easter Traditions

Our forty days in the dessert are almost complete – today is Good Friday.  And while most of the Quick Takes this week will featureRead more »

His Flesh Is True Food

“Take and eat; this is my body… Drink from [the cup], all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant…” (Matthew 26:26-27). TheseRead more »

Mothers with Muscle Memory

We’ve made it to mid-Lent. How is it going for you? As always, it starts with a gusto and, at least for me, becomes so much moreRead more »

Simon of Cyrene Revisited

Dear Friends, I originally wrote this piece on November 5, 2012. I thought this would be a good time to rerun it. If you ar familiar withRead more »

The Last Days of Jesus: His Life and Times

When I was first contacted about reviewing the book The Last Days of Jesus: His Life and Times, I jumped at the chance.  I was surprisedRead more »

A Day for Feasting

Since I am almost entirely Irish, St. Patrick’s Day is every day. His medals are worn by two of our children, his prayer is a common choiceRead more »

Death by Crucifixion and Christ

I came across the following anatomical and physiological details of death by Dr. C. Truman Davis that breaks down death by crucifixion andRead more »