Category Archives: Lent

Four, Nine, and Eleven

Those are good Gospel numbers for Lent. Sunday Mass this year features these great encounters with the Lord Jesus. As does the online Ignatian retreat for week 25. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it the other day. One … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist Displays The Book of the Elect

My parish displays the Book of the Elect each Lent. Not every parish utilizes this book beyond sending to Election or the Rite of Election itself. Once in a parish, we had the book of the deceased out in November, … Continue reading

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The Long Retreat Begins

The forty days are counted from this coming Sunday through sundown on Holy Thursday. I often tell people that this week’s four days are a prelude, a practice period, and preparation space to get accustomed to the Lord’s voice and … Continue reading

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Into Silence

In many previous Lents, I’ve left the car radio dial alone. cd player too. It’s an offshoot of my longtime practice of heading home from retreat in a silent car. This year, too, but with an addition. I’ve always been … Continue reading

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Greetings for Lent?

Merry Christmas. Happy Easter. We Christians hit up our friends and some strangers on big feasts with pumped up versions of hi-how-are-you. Nothing much for Lent, though. If you’re like me, same ol’, same ol’. Have you ever wondered why … Continue reading

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It’s Lent

The Roman Missal, though giving us “purple” days, lists today as “Ash Wednesday” and the next three days simply as Thursday/Friday/Saturday after Ash Wednesday. Sunday is the first Sunday of Lent, and the weekdays are identified according to the Sunday … Continue reading

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The Technological Door Into Lent

My colleague Cody set up a Facebook challenge for our staff and peer ministers, and other student leaders. Our goal is 1500 invitations and 500 going. This is a good start for using social media, but I think in 2014, … Continue reading

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