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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...

New guide offers a truly deeper Lent

A beautiful and prayerful Lenten Companion has been released by the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney to journey with you through the season of Lent.

Philippa Martyr: A ‘lame’ Lent, redeemed

Easter remains holy, no matter how we failed this Lent I had a rather lame Lent. I don’t know what I expected, given that I...

Lenten Art Competition Winners Announced

Bishop Richard Umbers, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Sydney has selected the winners of his Lenten Art Competition. At the beginning of this Lent,...

Mark Shea: Introduction to the Beatitudes

Matthew is a very subtle writer.  A lot of people are not aware of the clever structure of his gospel. Matthew is writing as a...

Kids Lenten Quiz

Lent is here! Test your knowledge on all things Lent right here. Be warned – we won’t make it easy! Related Articles: St Mary of...
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