As parents of young children, when Lent comes around each year, I sometimes find myself thinking, “What else do you want from me, Lord?” This is probably the wrong way to look at Lenten sacrifice. The spirit with which we approach the sacrifice matters.
What is Lent? Derived from the word lencten, which is Anglo-Saxon for springtime, Lent is the 40-day season of preparation prior to Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday.
You can try to fight it, but reality is clear: Kids are heavy users of technology. Why not find ways to use that technology to strength their faith?
Ashes: Made from palm leaves of the previous year, ashes can remind us both of the baptismal and penitential character of Lent. They not only represent our own mortality and […]
Hello, Lent. Here’s my confession: we’re NOT a Meatless Friday family. I am meatless, myself, for the most part on Fridays. But for a variety of reasons, I don’t insist on it for […]