Lent

The Glory of These Forty Days

—from the book Real Music: A Guide to the Timeless Hymns of the Church (book and CD) by Anthony Esolen, Ch. 3: Who is Christ? The glory of these forty days We celebrate with songs of praise; For Christ, by Whom all things were made, Himself has fasted and has prayed The poetry is so […]

What in our “Temple” needs to be purified?

Today the Church is the sacred Temple of Christ’s body; it is most itself when it gathers to pray as his body, and around his body and blood. Does it mean that the Church, in its institutional dimension, is beyond criticism? Obviously not. Sometimes we need the Lord to come into the Temple and clean […]

Lent #3: The 1-1-1 Plan

Here’s a helpful acronym [KISS] to help you stay focused during Lent: Keep • It • Simple • Sinner To keep it simple this Lent, try the “1-1-1 Plan”: one sin, one add-in, one give-up. Concentrate or focus on one sin or fault that is getting in the way of your relationship with God and […]

Lent #1: Make Room

The post below is from today’s email reflection (in it’s entirety) on the Scripture readings for Mass by Deacon Thom Winninger. Emphasis in purple is mine. Email twinninger@stolaf.org to receive these daily reflections. —————————————- Good Morning, my beloved disciple, I am with you today. Return to me with your whole heart. Today’s Encounter…Jesus Speaking (Mk. 5:1-6, 16-18) […]