By Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Mar 8, 2019 / 12:25 am (CNA).- With the Lenten season near, Catholics immerse themselves in 40 days of abstaining from sweets, technology, alcohol and other luxuries. But did you know that Catholic monks once brewed beer specifically for a liquid-only Lenten fast? Back 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
Lent is sort of like a reset button for our faith. We take this time to remove anything and everything that gets in our way of being disciples of Jesus Christ. As Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk reminded us at a 12:10 Mass at St. Louis several years ago that it’s a
In Today’s Video: Father Mike knows the tricks we can play on ourselves when it comes to picking something for Lent. So he gives a straightforward guideline: Don’t pick something that’s arbitrary. Pick something that is necessary.
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
In Profile Annie & John Paul Deddens: Founders of Internationally-Known Pray More Novenas Email Campaign and Online Retreats
The St. Anne novena was the very first novena Annie Deddens ever prayed. “I lived at a Catholic Newman Center where some of the women were praying to St. Anne to find good, Catholic men.” Hoping for a holy relationship herself, Deddens prayed the novena to St. Anne daily during
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