How My Dad Taught Me a Lenten Resolution I’d Never Forget 11

One Ash Wednesday, my dad announced to my brother and I that for Lent he would be fasting on bread and water on Wednesdays and Fridays. He wondered if we would like to join him.

Aaron and I looked at each other thinking he had flipped his lid. Aaron said he’d stick to giving up arguing; I said I’d continue to refrain from hitting Aaron until Easter. With all of our resolutions on the table we were ready to begin our Lenten regimen. More…

Making All Things New Reply

It seems like I blinked and Lent is already halfway over.

On this Friday of the third week of Lent, I’d like to share this short reflection on our Lord’s passion with you: a heart to heart dialogue between Jesus and his Blessed Mother. More…

The Biltrix of Fasting on Fish 3

Fr Jason Smith

Fasting means going on a disciplined diet. And like all real diets it should be hard.

The purpose is to find out who is in charge: You or your stomach. The battle between the two tempers the will, heightens spiritual sensitivity, and leads us to find strength in God through prayer. More…

Three Creative Ways to Live the 40 Days 1

A Friend of mine put together this short video on living the Forty Days of Lent. More than a reminder of what the way we ought to live Lent through fasting, sacrifice, and almsgiving, this video offers some creative suggestions for living Lent with ferver. More…