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These 3 Essential Pillars Help Us Discover the Purpose of Lent

What is the purpose of Lent? Lent is not simply a way to renew your commitment to a New Year’s…

5 Things To Make The Most Of Holy Week
Easter

5 Things to Do to Make Holy Week the Most Important Week of the Year

Holy Week should be the most important week of the year for all Christians. It should be the week in…

Benedict XVI

12 “Pope Quotes” to Reflect On As We Approach Mid-Lent

So, we’re approaching the midpoint of Lent! How is it going for you so far?! No matter how you feel…

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Faith & Life

The 2017 Guide to the Best Lent Catholic Resources on the Internet

Lent is less than a week away. Doesn’t it feel like we just finished taking all the Christmas decorations down?…

Lent

Why Do We Practice Fasting and Abstinence? (Illustrated Guide!)

Before we even start talking about fasting or abstinence, let’s say something obvious: none of this make sense outside a…

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Controversial Subjects

A Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] have just recently returned from an annual 5 day silent retreat. It was a beautiful time of reflection, meditation, and…

Faith & Life

What’s the story with Lent? (9 Points for Reflection)

On Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, at the imposition of ashes, we hear the first words of Jesus in…

Faith & Life

“The Skinny on Fasting” – A Funny Video on a Serious (and Beautiful) Christian Discipline

Have you been fasting this Lent? Sure, it’s a struggle, but this ancient, scriptural, necessary Christian discipline is something Jesus…

St. Zelie Martin

Even The Saints Had Difficulty Fasting | St. Zelie Martin Quote

I’m suffering so much from the fasting and abstinence! Yet it’s not a very severe mortification, but I am so…