On Quinquagesima Sunday, the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, the priest who celebrated Mass for us put the ultimate goal for Lent rather simply: When Easter comes, will we have grown in our love for Christ compared to what it was when Lent started? Three things that will help in achieving this end, which can be … Continue reading Making a Holy and Productive Lent: Do We Love Christ More After Lent than We Did Before?
Today we begin the solemn season of Lent. We begin it by going to Mass and receiving on our foreheads the ashes burnt from palms used the previous Palm Sunday. We do this to remind ourselves and acknowledge to the whole world that we are sinners in need of repentance and God's grace. It also … Continue reading Remember Thou Art Dust, and To Dust Thou Shalt Return
The example of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph for our modern society is crucial, especially as confusion about what a family is and its values run rampant. Mary and Joseph show the necessity and benefits of both a mother and a father for a child and Jesus shows the obedience and respect that a child owes … Continue reading February Devotion: The Holy Family