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The end of our Maronite Lenten journey

My earliest memory of attending church with my family, is the excitement my siblings and I experienced heading into the week of Hosanna Sunday....

Mark Shea: So what’s the point of fasting?

Part 4 of Mark's series of reflections on Lent We now move on in our Lenten series to discuss the third of the Jewish acts...

Forgive like Jesus

At the outset of this Lenten series, I remarked on the truly cosmic dimension of what our Faith teaches about the nature of the...

Simcha Fisher: You’re supposed to fail at Lent

It's not meant to be a test of your own personal strength The dew is off the rose, now, Lent-wise. Whatever sacrifices we embraced or extra...

Mark Shea: Why are you giving alms in Lent?

  Part 3 of Mark's series on Lent Jesus is the Word made flesh, not the Word made word. When God chose to save us, he...

Paul Catalanotto: Lent: a time of renewal

The word lent means spring as in the season. In the Northern hemisphere, the Lenten season in the Church happily corresponds with the Spring season. Up North, Lent takes a flare of renewal and growth in how flowers anticipate fruit.
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Mark Shea: Lenten Almsgiving

If, as we said last time, the point of Lent is to get ready, not for a holiday of chocolate eggs, bunnies, and nice clothes we call Easter ...

Paul Catalanotto: Embrace the paradoxes of Lent

The word Lent means spring as in the season. In the Northern hemisphere, the Lenten season in the Church happily corresponds with the Spring season. Up North, Lent takes on a flare of renewal and growth in how flowers anticipate fruit.

Lenten fasting, the Maronite way

In Lent we fast to deny ourselves and draw closer to God. Fasting from food is just one way we can do that ...
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Marie Kondo your life this Lent

Lent is an opportunity to drop habits that don't serve God In the Maronite Church, Lent is a nautical expedition. It begins on Cana Sunday...
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