Lent starts today.
That means there are no more days to really think about what we plan on doing for the next 40 days (minus the Sundays, because that’s how we do it where I’m from) to prepare our hearts, minds, souls, and bodies for the holiest feast of the entire year.
And I want to mention one thing: if you plan on giving something up, don’t give up a sin.
You heard me:...
It’s almost that time again. That’s right folks: Lent will be here in exactly one week. If you’re at all like me, and by that I mean a fairly busy mom to a decent size family, who homeschools and basically has no time to herself, you may not be prepared for it. How does one make Lent meaningful to children who are barely old enough to understand what a sacrifice is or why...
I was given a devotional some years ago by a Catholic bookstore employee as I was entering the seminary. I’ve used it a fair amount over the years, but there are few things in it that touch me more than this sonnet. I share it with you now on the most suitable day of the year. It’s a good one to keep in mind on Good Friday.
I am not moved to you, O my God,
That I might hope in...
Monday of Holy Week is already upon us. How did that happen? One day it’s Mardi Gras and we’re living it up, eating cheese steaks and (separately) chocolate, and then, bam! We’re standing for the longest Gospel of the year and wondering why we wore the high heels. Maybe it’s because of all the time we’ve spent focusing on the Holy Father(s) and the conclave...
I won’t lie. Until about five minutes ago, I had no real idea as to what I was going to write for today’s post. In my head, thoughts about Lent, Ash Wednesday, the Holy Father, and Sts. Cyril and Methodius were running a muck, each vying for the spot. (Also running through my mind: how to get a two month old to sleep and how to simultaneously quiet down both of her sisters.)...