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The Antiquity and Universality of Fore-Lent (Part 4) NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - February 15, 2017 ... Fore-Lent and Meditation on Human Frailty Have demonstrated the antiquity and universality of Fore-Lent in the various rites, we conclude by highlighting some of the themes commonly used in this period in the liturgies of both East and West. The reading of Genesis: meditation on the fall of Man and the need for Redemption Adam was deprived of the delights of Paradise * by the bitterness of the fruit; * his gluttony made him reject * the ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/kg1HJwk46j0/the-antiquity-and-universality-of-fore_15.html
Christians Urged to Take Part in Carbon Fast During Lent CLERICAL WHISPERS - February 14, 2017 ... Communion Environmental Network (ACEN), the Bishop of Swaziland, Ellinah Wamukoya, is inviting people to take part in a "carbon fast" during Lent – to examine their daily actions and reflect on how they impact the environment: "We are of the earth, we are dust, if the earth birthed us so let us look after her, and reduce our carbon foot print to ensure continued life" he said. Carbon fast campaigns are designed so that, over Lent, people can take small ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/02/christians-urged-to-take-part-in-carbon.html
This Lent: The Sanctification of the Mind NUNBLOG - February 13, 2017 ... today, and here it comes. But first, a message from Blessed James Alberione (this is kind of a "condensed" version of one of his drum-beat themes): Of all the faculties that God has blessed us with, the gift of the mind is the one that is the most often neglected or even compromised. How often we waste the precious gifts of intelligence and understanding, frittering our minds away in curiosity or in superficial use of the media when God calls us to "be transformed by the ...http://romans8v29.blogspot.com/2017/02/this-lent-sanctification-of-mind.html
Preparing to Prepare: Catalog Christmas Books TRAINING HAPPY HEARTS - February 2, 2017 ... possession. That step done, there were still 70+ books on my table and - yikes - later, I found another small stash of them. THAT WAS A LOT OF BOOKS! Thus, I gave myself a limit for how many books to keep and catalog: I would only keep as many books as would fit, sorted into drawstring bags by category, in a single 18-gallon plastic tote. Of Sorting, Storing, and a Ready Reference List Once I had decided on the limit I would allow for our Christmas book collection, I sat down with my laptop ...http://traininghappyhearts.blogspot.com/2017/02/preparing-to-prepare-catalog-christmas-books.html
First Sunday of Advent COUNTERCULTURAL FATHER - November 27, 2016 ... with my position: that Advent should not be seen as the same as Lent. I agree: the two are different. Advent is a time of joyous preparation for the coming of Our Lord (memories of his first coming, and looking forward to his second, of course). But both of these considerations naturally lead us to listen to the words of St John the Baptist: Repent! We think it important to keep our Advent Celebrations quite distinct from our Christmas Celebrations - though they are related, ...http://ccfather.blogspot.com/2016/11/first-sunday-of-advent.html
MERCY WITH MISERY: Pope Repeats Abortion Is a Grave Sin; But Lifts Restriction, Permits Priests to Grant Absolution SEASONS OF GRACE - November 21, 2016 http://seasonsofgrace.net/mercy-with-misery-pope-repeats-abortion-is-a-grave-sin-but-lifts-restriction-permits-priests-to-grant-absolution/