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 with the “Alleluia” and a physical manifestation of the inward penances that we will practice with a visible mark … Continue readingFeasting During Lent
Our forty days in the dessert are almost complete – today is Good Friday. And while most of the Quick Takes this week will feature various Easter traditions embraced by members of Catholic Sistas I am beginning with an Easter tradition that our family has been … Continue readingSeven Quick Takes: Easter Traditions
We turned off the windy country road onto a gravel drive. As we started up the hill I looked around at my surroundings. I would be spending the next three days at this retreat center. The driver was telling us about the old retreat center … Continue readingThe Joy of the Crucifix
Today, Good Friday, we commemorate our Savior’s death on the cross at Calvary. We shroud our crucifixes, leave our altars bare, empty our holy water fonts, fast, and mourn the loss of Jesus. Our faith tells us that this day is a day like no … Continue readingCrucify Him!