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Feeding on the Word of God - Joy! OUR EMMAUS WALK - April 19, 2014 ... the Holy Father is that joy comes from the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ . The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. With Christ joy is constantly born anew. (1, Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis) The Gospel , radiant with the glory of Christ's cross, constantly invites us to rejoice . A few examples will suffice. "Rejoice!" is the angel's greeting to Mary ( ...http://ouremmauswalk.blogspot.com/2014/04/feeding-on-word-of-god-joy.html
Lazarus' Tomb CRUSADER MAXIMUS - April 16, 2014 ... given us many Gospel themes ripe for contemplation: Jesus in the desert, the Transfiguration, the Samaritan woman at the well; but no story more captured me or brought more fruit to my personal prayer life this Lent then the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the tomb. Since we have moved into our new chapel, I have found myself arriving earlier for Compline than I did before. I enjoy sitting in the dark in silent prayer. Last week as I sat in the darkened ...http://crusadermaximus.tumblr.com/post/82945639060
Lent's Almost Over and I'm Still Not a Nice Person. Thank You, Lord! - April 14, 2014 I came to a realization over the weekend. Lent's almost over and I'm still not as nice of a person as I'd like to be. I still spend way too much time thinking about myself and way too little time trying to serve others. What went wrong? Was my Lent a failure? Is there any hope for me? After spending some time in prayer, I received a comforting answer. First, I now know that I need to work on getting to know Christ better. The fact that I can be ...http://www.followingthetruth.com/lents-almost-over-and-im-still-not-a-nice-person-thank-you-lord/
Resources for Ash Wednesday and Lent PHAT CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS - April 11, 2014 T oday is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. So as to enrich your mind and answer any questions you may have about this season, I have constructed the following Q&A, as well as a list of resources with which you can learn more. I will be updating this post often as I find more articles to add. If anyone has any questions, just let me know. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Q #1: What is Ash Wednesday? A: From the Pocket Catholic Dictionary , we read: ASH WEDNESDAY. ...http://phatcatholic.blogspot.com/2007/02/questions-and-answers-for-ash-wednesday.html
Father Brown and the Mystery of Lent CRISIS MAGAZINE - April 10, 2014 Lent is a detective story. It is the detective story in which the soul is investigator, victim, and culprit all at once. Out of the entire year, it is during Lent that the Church demands that we confess our sins, and confession requires a full inquiry. This is just one aspect of the call to penance that marks the whole season. We are also told to be converted to God with all our heart, and to show our repentance in fasting, weeping, and mourning (Joel ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/1TnWaeKI3J0/father-brown-and-the-mystery-of-lent
Lenten Reflection for Sunday, April 6 AGGIE CATHOLICS - April 6, 2014 April 6, 2014 THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT Ezekiel 37:12-14 * Romans 8:8-11 * John 11:1-45 Our readings appear to focus on faith, death, and rising from the dead. One of the themes is that if we abide in Christ and keep faithful to God's commandments, we too will be raised from the dead to a new life in Christ, body and soul. This is foreshadowed by the prophet Ezekiel is his vision of the dry bones in our first reading, and then fulfilled by Christ in the ...http://marysaggies.blogspot.com/2014/04/lenten-reflection-for-sunday-april-6_6.html