Lenten Practices: Almsgiving

Lenten Practices: Almsgiving

I’ve looked at resources on prayer and fasting the last two weeks, so we’ll round out our trio of Lenten practices by discussing almsgiving today. There is obviously an aspect of almsgiving that involves monetary donations; the fifth precept of the Church...
Lenten Practices: Fasting

Lenten Practices: Fasting

I mentioned some thoughts/resources on prayer last week; this week, we’ll discuss some for fasting and next week for almsgiving, to cover the three traditional Lenten practices. Bridget mentioned this earlier, but there can be confusion if we use a truncated...
For Lent, Don’t Give Up a Sin

For Lent, Don’t Give Up a Sin

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...
Lent with Littles

Lent with Littles

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...
Sonnet to Our Lord on the Cross

Sonnet to Our Lord on the Cross

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...