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Why Pray the Stations of the Cross? 8 Reasons From Pope Francis - Aleteia WHERE THE RUBBER HITS THE ROAD - March 4, 2015 Why Pray the Stations of the Cross? 8 Reasons from Pope Francis - Aleteiahttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/oOuOI/~3/hvPIEwyN-bI/why-pray-stations-of-cross-8-reasons.html

Play [and Pray] Like a Champion THAT RELIGIOUS BLOG - February 27, 2015 ... Lent is a solemn series of weeks in the Church's calendar, which culminates in the paschal mystery of Easter. The observance is practiced by many Christians as representative of Jesus' decision to pray and fast for forty days in the wilderness. Individuals will often refrain from certain activities to exercise spiritual strength and engage in a deeper life of prayer. Campus' trending question amongst students and staff is "what are you 'giving up'?" Some will forgo candy and ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/VdFrE/~3/4NpZGwu0GG8/play-and-pray-like-champion.html

Lent at Saint John's Seminary GOTTA SING GOTTA PRAY - February 26, 2015 ... We had guys up in the organ pipe chambers that were suspended above the choir area. Their disembodied voices would speak some of the parts in "Every Man's Way of the Cross," the "in" way of the cross back then. I was usually at the organ, playing the hymns for the stations. And the singing was always full throated and "beefy." I miss that unique sound. We had very moving communal celebrations of ...http://gottasinggottapray.blogspot.com/2015/02/lent-at-saint-johns-seminary.html

Four Ways for Your Students Survive and Thrive in Lent AVE MARIA PRESS BLOG - February 25, 2015 ... Pray Typically, my theology students, in the midst of the third quarter, are tempted to have a certain malaise in terms of our practice of praying together at the beginning of each class session. Students seem lethargic, jaded and/or disenchanted with the totality of their academic expectations at this point in the school year. I have discovered that taking a moment to remind them of the importance of prayer is vital. Be sure to remind your own students that Jesus prayed to ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EngagingFaith/~3/nKVLUWvb-qk/

Parish Mission and Too Much Snow to Elect GOTTA SING GOTTA PRAY - February 23, 2015 ... and we began the mission sessions last night, with a focus on Baptism. Tonight we turn to focusing on the Eucharist. This is an ethnically mixed community. On the Fridays during Lent, Stations of the Cross are celebrated in Polish after the morning Mass, in English at 7:00 P.M. and in Italian at 8:30 P.M. I was reading all about the various Rites of Election around the country on Facebook all weekend, then came across this sad ...http://gottasinggottapray.blogspot.com/2015/02/parish-mission-and-too-much-snow-to.html

The Lenten Fast SENSE OF THE SACRED - February 22, 2015 ... pray so that we may not fall into temptation. "And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil." Jesus, I trust in you! O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to ...http://senseofthesacred.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-lenten-fast.html

Stations of the Cross ATONEMENTONLINE - February 21, 2015 ... heaven, hallowed be thy Name; Thy kingdom come, thy Will be done, on earth as it is in heaven: R. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen. V. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus: R. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2015/02/stations-of-cross.html

The Stations of the Cross A CONCORD PASTOR COMMENTS - February 19, 2015 Stations of the Cross by Eric Armusik The Stations of the Cross is an ancient devotion in the Catholic Church. Most Catholic church buildings feature images of the story of the suffering and death of Jesus, usually found on the walls surrounding the sanctuary. Stations are often prayed by groups of people in Lent on Friday afternoons or evenings. Here's a brief history of the Stations of ...http://concordpastor.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-stations-of-cross.html

Lent Is a Timely Season. HUMBLEPIETY - February 19, 2015 ... mystery greater than I can ever hope to fathom the depths of. When I pray I am a guest at a feast, I am aware of the gratitude I have for the gift that is life. Prayer is a delighting to be in the presence of the God of overwhelming majesty, and incredible intimacy. Being alone in a church, silent and loved, is the essence of prayer, and from that essence, flows out the daily routine of prayer; a conversation, a checking in, a discovering, an exploration, a journey. In lent, ...http://humblepiety.blogspot.com/2015/02/lent-is-timely-season.html

A Lenten Calendar for Catholic Children {revised} SHOWER OF ROSES - February 18, 2015 ... you are looking for a small printable calendar be sure to visit Pondered In My Heart or Waltzing Matilda . They both offer beautiful calendars which I always print for our older children. JOY{filled}family also offers a printable calendar based on the Traditional Calendar here . LENTEN CALENDAR SUPPLIES: 1 - 22"x28" White Posterboard Purple Marker Yard Stick and/or Ruler Printed Images and Text ( Free Download Here ) Scissors and Glue Stick Purple Card Stock or Construction Paper DIRECTIONS: ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/eojD/~3/3f1W9p8dvGY/a-lenten-calendar-for-catholic-children.html

Welcome to Freedom A FRIAR'S LIFE - February 18, 2015 ... challenging because a return suggests perhaps that we have been away from the Lord. Returning to the Lord, reminds us that we must be leaving something behind – namely, our sin. But, even in the midst of this, it is important to remember that Lent is not for us an extended Day of Atonement, instead it is a Season of Surrender and a Time of Liberation. Sometimes we envision Lent as the great spiritual battle of our year. ...http://afriarslife.blogspot.com/2015/02/welcome-to-freedom.html

Ash Wednesday: The Time of Repentance Is Upon Us THE MARCO MINUTE - February 17, 2015 ... today in the Magnificat Lenten Companion. It is written by Father Peter Cameron. I feel that it best captures the state of mind that we all should have during Lent, it goes... "The directions on the packet of flower seeds read: ' Seeds need darkness to germinate.' It makes me think of myself. I want to grow. I want to become more than I am. Yet, so often my self guided efforts leave me feeling empty, looking for something more. The 'germination,' the better life that I seek ...http://marcominute.blogspot.com/2015/02/ash-wednesday-time-of-repentance-is.html

CCM's Big Fat Lenten Post 2015 SOUTHERN FRIED CATHOLICISM BLOG - February 17, 2015 ... are required to do, is to do penitential acts - making temporary sacrifices in an effort to draw closer to God. For many people, they may willingly give up something that they enjoy as a penance during Lent. This is certainly a good practice. For others, however, they may choose to do penance by setting their alarm extra early to get up and pray every morning, or by setting aside extra money each week for the poor or the ...http://southernfriedcatholicism.blogspot.com/2015/02/ccms-big-fat-lenten-post-2015.html

Lent, Easter and All the Way to Pentecost Posts (updated for 2015) CHERISHED HEARTS AT HOME - February 16, 2015 ... come is to preparing is looking at this blog post and updating it. So tonight I will be planning how we will journey along this road to the Glorious Easter Celebration. I'm not sure what we will do as a family or even what my own private intentions on growing closer to our Lord will be but hopefully it will be a very fruitful journey for us all. From 2014- It has been a week since we started our Lenten journey this year and ...http://cherishedheartsathome.blogspot.com/2015/02/lent-easter-and-all-way-to-pentecost.html

Lent 2015 AGGIE CATHOLIC BLOG - February 16, 2015 ... number in the Bible. It signifies preparation for something special – as in the 40 day flood of Noah. *Moses stayed on the Mount Sinai forty days (Ex 24:18), Jonah gives the people of Ninevah forty days to repent (Jon 3:4) – (there are many other Old Testament stories) *Jesus, before starting his ministry, spent 40 days in the desert in prayer and fasting (Matt 4:2). So, as in the Bible, we spend 40 days in preparing ourselves to rejoice at the Resurrection of our ...http://www.aggiecatholicblog.org/2015/02/lent-2015/

The Deal TIME FOR REFLECTIONS - February 15, 2015 ... after … he won't find another job at his age … not in the current situation. So I said to God that I'd pray the whole Rosary on my knees … walking one step at a time … from the back of the church to His altar. Then I'd do the Stations of the Cross on my knees … so that He would help my son get a job." Father Ignatius was touched by the love of this elderly mother for her son. He smiled gently and ...http://timeforreflections.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-deal.html

What Are You Doing for Lent? Lenten Activities 2015 CATHOLIC FIRE - February 15, 2015 ... Resurrection at Easter (which is celebrated on Sunday April 5, 2015). LENTEN IDEAS FOR ADULTS Prayer Attend Mass one extra day during the week. Pray the Angelus at the traditional times of 6 am, noon, and 6 pm or anytime. Read the Lenten Scripture readings daily and mediate on them ( Lectio Divina free Lenten guide for 2015). Participate in Ash Wednesday services. Participate in the Stations of the Cross. Participate in Lenten Liturgies in ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/02/what-are-you-doing-for-lent-lenten.html

Are You Ready for Lent? AND SOMETIMES TEA - February 11, 2015 ... To be honest, I've mellowed a lot about Lent over the years. I used to be one of those "I have to do All the Things! Especially All the Church Things!" Catholics when it came to Lent. And then within the space of a few years I got married, moved to a really rural area and had three daughters. So I had to learn, and fairly quickly, that it is still Lent even if you can't get to Ash Wednesday Mass [Newsflash: Ash Wednesday is NOT a Holy Day of Obligation. Yes, I have met adult ...http://redcardigan.blogspot.com/2015/02/are-you-ready-for-lent.html

Experiencing Lent Through Our Five Senses MORE THAN ENOUGH - February 10, 2015 As a mom, I try hard to make spiritual experiences as tangible as possible for my children. I do not want them to think of God as a far-away being but rather Someone who is near, next to, within and all around. I know that it is not always necessary to feel close to God in order to be close to God, but having some tangible experiences can help our overall relationship with the Lord. I think that's one reason God gave us our five senses. To truly be able to experience Him ...http://morethanenough7.blogspot.com/2015/02/experiencing-lent-through-our-five.html

A Different Type of Lenten Practice – Living the Fruits of the Spirit HARVESTING THE FRUITS OF CONTEMPLATION - February 9, 2015 ... "faithfulness" might find you dropping by your local church at lunchtime for a quick prayer or attending Stations of the Cross. Love can be celebrated by looking hard into your soul. Do you harbor bad feelings towards another person or even to an entire group of people? Examine your conscience and go to Confession. Replace distrust and hatred with love. There are times when life is chal­lenging that we get so caught up in ...http://harvestingthefruitsofcontemplation.blogspot.com/2015/02/a-different-type-of-lenten-practice.html

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