Lent and Easter

Our Journey through Lent video series

Lent and Easter, Prayer

Fast – Pray – Give Br. Al Mascia, OFM, hosts, Our Journey through Lent, three online video presentations beginning Feb. 17, Ash Wednesday. Friars in the Michigan area will share reflections, readings and prayers on the three pillars of…

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20th Century Saints focus of Lent prayer booklet

Lent and Easter, Prayer

Free Prayer Booklet Lent 20th Century Saints: Daily Reflections, written by Melanie Rigney, features prayers and reflections for every day of Lent. Each day’s reflection introduces a different saint who lived during the 20th century, with a prayer…

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An Easter blessing

Lent and Easter

I am thinking of you at this hour.  I pray all is well with you.  The coronavirus is among us.  It has left our world changed.  We tread with caution and uncertainty these days. …

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Franciscan Joy: Trust in God; be not afraid

Lent and Easter

Peace and Joy For years I have been teaching Introduction to the Old Testament to new graduate students at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. The first thing we talk about in that course is chaos – what it is,…

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St. Maximilian Kolbe featured in Lent booklet

Lent and Easter, Prayer

Fr. Maximilian Kolbe, OFM, Conv., volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the German death camp of Auschwitz. Journey through Lent with St. Maximilian Kolbe Pray with us during Lent with this year’s pocket-size prayer booklet,…

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Lent in the Spirit of St. Francis

Events, Lent and Easter, Prayer

St. Anthony Shrine Lenten Series from Franciscan Media on Vimeo. Our Journey of Mercy “We have this beautiful place that is one of the best-kept secrets in Cincinnati,” says Fr. Clifford Hennings, Director of Shrine Ministry…

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Holy Week and the Sacred Triduum schedule at the St. Anthony Shrine

Lent and Easter

Triduum at the National Shrine of St. Anthony of Padua Passion (Palm) Sunday – March 25th 10:00 AM – Blessing of Palm & Procession/Mass Holy Week Monday – March 26th 7:30…

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Lenten practices in Berkley, Michigan

Lent and Easter, Missions

“Lent is like a laboratory for us,” says Br. Al Mascia. Parents as pupils Twice a month when Sunday Mass ends, about 60 people follow Br. Al Mascia across the street from Our Lady of La Salette Church…

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Hispanic Lenten practices

Lent and Easter

The Living the Eucharist program aims to help parishioners deepen their faith. Hispanic tradition According to a survey of ethnic groups in America, “Hispanics are most likely to embrace the idea of sacrifice or giving something up” for…

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Lenten practices in Africa

Lent and Easter, Missions

Br. Tim Lamb, third from right, top row, with some of the young friars in East Africa Personal Giving Last year Br. Tim Lamb asked young African friars in Nairobi, Kenya, what they wanted to do for Lent.…

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