SIGNS OF THE TIMES: Advent & Christmas = “Seasons to be jolly.” Can we say the same for Lent & Easter?” Yes, but change “jolly” to “happy.” Lent, like Advent, brings Christ into our lives, in a different way, perhaps, but with the added thought, “He died for us.’ Make Lent a joyful Season for [...]Read more...
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THIS WEEK IS ALL ABOUT LENT
Wed. Feb. 18: Ash Wednesday. A day of Fast & Abstinence.
Thurs - Sat. Feb. 19-21. Weekdays of Lent. No special feasts. Conclusion? Lent is a dismal, dreary & unhappy time. It need not be so. Preparation can be a prelude to happiness. Lent is a preparation for Easter, the greatest, [...]
FEASTS, FAMILIAR TO ALL
Feb. 10: Scholastica, Virgin. As a cloistered Nun, sister of St. Benedict, she had few occasions to meet her brother. Benedict, anxious to end a visit and return to his monastery, was forced to prolong his stay due to a sudden rainstorm, the result, it seems, as an answer to the prayers [...]
Mon. Feb. 2. Presentation of the Lord. Forty days after birth a baby boy was given back to the Lord. Mary, with Joseph, offered Jesus to the Father. In Baptism we are offered to Him in much the same way.
Thurs. Feb. 5. Agatha, Virgin & Martyr. A two-fold compliment to a young girl who [...]
SAINTS WHO NEED LITTLE INTRODUCTION
Sun. 25th: Conversion of Paul, Apostle. Granted that his conversion was from Christ
himself, there is nothing to prevent us from bringing others to Christ…………………… through our
words and actions. Christ’s way is extraordinary, ours ordinary. Both succeed!
Tues. 27th: Angela Merici. She has given us the Ursuline Sisters to educate our children. Founded [...]