Lent

Spiritually-Speaking

Spiritually-Speaking

Week 1, Day 3 READ: Acts 2:13 WRITE: Acts 2:4 “And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.” THINK: Has God ever used one of your “simple teases” in a […]

Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil “Humbly ask God to increase your faith. And then, with new lights, you will fully appreciate the difference between the paths of the world and your way as an apostle”-St. Josemaria Escriva Lent 2106, Day 46

Good Friday

A Day of Fast and Abstinence “[Fasting] inclines man to prayer; it helps him to overcome himself, to be gentle, patient, and chaste; it makes him resemble the angels, who neither eat nor drink. In the same proportion that the animal part of our nature […]

Holy Thursday

“The Sign of the Cross is a seal, at sight of which the destroying angel passes on, and does us no harm.” -St. John Damascene Lent 2016, Day 44

Wednesday in Holy Week

“If you have no temptations, then the devil is your friend, your guide, and your shepherd. If he now permits your life to flow on in peace, he will at the end of your life draw you down into the abyss.”-St. Gregory the Great Lent […]

Tuesday in Holy Week

“Learn to abide with attention in loving waiting upon God in the state of quiet. Contemplation is nothing else but a secret, peaceful, and loving infusion of God, which, if admitted, will set the soul on fire with the Spirit of love” -St John of […]

Monday in Holy Week

“Never get tired of doing little things for others; sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.”-author unknown Lent 2016, Day 41

Hitting the big 30!

Can you believe it? We are already 30 days into Lent! Holy Week is just around the corner and I confess (in a chiding sort of way) that I am not nearly as prepared as I should be! I’m sure by now you’ve been wondering […]

Dear Facebook

After 45 days, I regret to inform you that I did not miss you! Only on one occasion was I even tempted by you, on the day of my children’s first karate tournament. But seeing as I have now begun taking karate myself, I’ll be […]

Day 46: Holy Saturday

Today’s Saint: St. Isidore of Seville Gospel reading: Mark 16:1-7  Today was a quiet, contemplative day. It feels like time has stopped somehow. I can’t explain it. “His cross stands empty in a world grown silentThrough hours of anguish and of dread;In stillness, earth awaits the […]