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Lent & Easter

The journey of Lent provides an opportunity to walk more closely with Jesus, who desires our presence, sometimes more than we desire his.

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Lent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Lent with Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa saw Lent as a time to focus on prayer, on oneness with God. She can be our guide through this holy season. By Heidi Hess Saxton

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A mother reflects on the Lenten season and her growing family.

Living the Season of Lent: A Mom Reflects

The Lenten season is not just about giving something up. It’s about offering ourselves up for the good of others. By Susan Hines-Brigger\

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Lent: A Season of Mystery and Surprise

Lenten Reflections with Friar Jim

Friar Jim Van Vurst, OFM, offers insight and wisdom to this holy season.

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Ramadan and Lent

What Ramadan Taught Me about Lent

An Islamic tradition sheds light on our own season of repentance. By Joe McHugh

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The ‘Ups’ of Lent

Lift up, give up, take up. This season invites us to do all three. By Msgr. Richard Hilgartner

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Crown of Thorns

Jesus, the Passion, and the Garden of Gethsemane

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Jesus and the Cross

Saint Francis of Assisi and the Cross of Christ

The cross was was instrumental in the early conversion of Saint Francis. By Daniel P. Horan, OFM

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How to Meditate During Lent

Meditation and prayer are closely linked. Lent is the perfect time to blend the two. By Laurence Freeman, OSB

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The greatest hope of Lent is the discovery that it’s not only about penance, deprivation, spiritual struggles, and rooting out sin in our lives.

The Hope of Lent

The greatest hope of Lent is the discovery that it’s not only about penance, deprivation, spiritual struggles, and rooting out sin in our lives. By Diane M. Houdek

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