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Lenten Reflections

This year The Catholic Telegraph has reached out to those that work with Youth and Young Adult Ministries, as well as Young Adults throughout the Archdiocese for our 2020 Lenten Reflections. Sunday, April 5, Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Readings: MT 21:1-11, IS 50:4-7, PS 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24.,

by Rebecca Sontag There is no Easter without Lent. Prayer, penance and fasting can be tough for anyone. And meditating on the Last Four Things (death, judgment, heaven and hell) is a heavy task at any age. While it is tempting to ignore the tough spiritual preparation that results in

As most Catholics are well aware, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent. And, of course, almost everyone associates Lent with giving something up, even if they do not understand the penitential importance of the season. “I gave that up for Lent” is a common refrain,

By the time you read this, I will be two months into Exodus 90. I’ll also be hungry – very, very hungry. In case you’re wondering, no, there are not 90 chapters in the Book of Exodus. Exodus 90 is a 90-day spiritual exercise for men, a kind of personal

Lent is upon us. Even those who do not share our faith or celebrate this penitential season are typically aware of it. They see “Lenten specials” offered at restaurants and hear their friends refer to what they “gave up for Lent.” Yes, Lent is a time for small sacrifices in

By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Feb 24, 2020 / 03:34 am (CNA).- There is an urgent need for personal conversion, without which the temptations of Satan, and the presence of evil, create a “hell here on earth,” Pope Francis said Monday in his 2020 Lenten message. “Christian joy flows from

The beginning of Lent feels like the New Year – it’s a clean slate paired with a handful of resolutions and a heart full of hope that this is THE year. I’m going to stick with my Lenten sacrifices so when Easter shines in 40+ days, I’ll be beaming with

March 6: Ash Wednesday Invitation to prayer: Come, Holy Spirit. Guide me into and through this holy season of Lent. Reflection: As we celebrate Ash Wednesday and the beginning of our Lenten season, we hear the Lord’s invitation: “Return to me with your whole heart.” God is inviting us deeper

St. Boniface Flowers around the grounds of the Church. (Greg Hartman/CT Photo)
Editor’s Note: The deacons of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are offering daily reflections and prayer guidance for Lenten observance. These will appear each day during Lent until Holy Week. April 16th Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Thought for the Day: But Mary Magdalene and the other Mary remained sitting there, facing

Staff Report Lenten Family Reflections 3rd and 4th week of Lent: We often think about the importance of prayer in our daily lives, but at times, those prayers don’t seem to be answered. During a family discussion discern those moments where prayer wasn’t answered, whether it was someone facing illness,