Lent and Easter

We Will See Him

Lent and Easter, Prayer

Christ appearing to his disciples after the Resurrection, by William Blake. Public domain Easter 2022 It’s easy to be convinced of the power of death. Watching the news reports of the war in Ukraine…

Read More

Allowing Christ's love to guide us in helping other this Lent

Lent and Easter

  Dear Friends, Fr. John Bok, OFM Lent begins on March 2 this year. During this 40-day season of preparation leading us to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection at Easter, many of us seek the Lord in prayer…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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. …

Read More

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,…

Read More

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More