Lent: A Time of Conversion to Love and Christian Behaviors

As Lent began, Pope Francis described Lent as a time to sensitize ourselves to the difficulties of life – poverty, violence, indifference to God – as we take a “journey of penance, prayer and conversion” in preparation “for the Church’s annual celebration of the saving mysteries of Christ’s passion, death and resurrection.” He made these […] Read more »

Pope Francis: Lent Reawakens Us Through Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving

Ash Wednesday Pope Francis

“Rend your hearts, not your garments.” -The prophet Joel During mass on Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to observe Lent as a time to wake up, gain strength, and change their lives and their surroundings. He quoted the prophet Joel, above, to remind us that such renewal occurs from within “the center of the […] Read more »

Tasty Tuesday – Lenten Recipes for Lent 2014

Recipes for Lent Tasty Tuesday 4 virtu

Tasty Tuesday today is also known as Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday and Pancake Day.  It is the last before the 40 day Lenten season begins tomorrow and is marked by food celebrations to indulge before Lenten fasting begins. Chair of the Systematic Theology Department at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Monsignor Michael Magee shares: “The word […] Read more »