February 18, 2008 - Volume 1, Number 4



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lent Lent - Call to Conversion - Frequently Asked Questions

The Web site americancatholic.org offers has an extensive Frequently Asked Questions section focusing on Lent.

quoteWhy do Catholics fast and give things up during Lent? Why are there ashes on Ash Wednesday and palms on Palm Sunday? When does Lent end? Find the answers to these and other frequently asked questions here.quote

To read the answers to these and other questions, click here.

Liturgical Commission’s Web site - The Liturgical Commission’s Web site offers a large selection of articles on liturgy. To access some of these articles, click here.23rd Psalm

The Lord Is My Shepherd: The 23rd Psalm - on the Web site beliefnet.com: in addition to a beautifully done audiovisual presentation you will find a study guide with questions to reflect on as you read the psalm.

Christian Clipart - The Christian Clipart section of Watton on the Web contains a collection of free Christian Clip Art. All of the clip art images available there can be freely used by anyone as long as it is for personal or church use. Many of the images are of high quality. To access this collection, click here.

The Web site Women for Faith & Family contains a section on the Lenten Season with useful information, suggestions of activities, prayers, and meditations. Read more...

Hauntingly beautiful icons and scenery blend wonderfully with the voices of the nuns of St. Elizabetha Monastery, Belorussia in this video presentation on the centuries-old prayer: "Lord,Jesus Christ, Son of God, have Mercy On Us, Sinners!" View the video presentation...

Ronald Rolheiser - Reflections for the Lenten Period

Ronald Rolheiser is a Roman Catholic priest, a member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, a speaker, a columnist and an author. For many years he has been writing a weekly column that is published in various Catholic newspapers and magazines. These columns are brief and easy to read and yet contain quite a bit of spiritual “meat” . For a listing of some of his columns focusing on themes particularly appropriate for the Lenten period, click here.


Resources on the Sunday Readings


Resources for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter:

Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress; he led them by a straight way, until they reached an inhabited town. --Psalm 107.6-7
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress; he led them by a straight way, until they reached an inhabited town. --Psalm 107.6-7

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Articles Online


A Lenten meditation by Desmond O'Donnell OMI, in Compass - a Review of Topical Theology, Spring 2007, Vol 41 No 3 - A meditation on the story of the Prodigal Son:

COUNSELLOR: May I ask you why you came to see me?
CLIENT: Truthfully I don’t think that I need to, but my eldest son thinks that I am manifesting some strange behaviour. I’m here to make him happy.
COUNSELLOR: Could you tell me about this?
CLIENT: You read the story in the local paper about my son going off and coming back years later.
COUNSELLOR: Do you think the story as told is accurate?
CLIENT: Yes it is, but most people lost sight of me and my feelings in the story. They speak only of ‘a prodigal son’. They concentrate on guilt, blame and forgiveness. Yes, I suppose my young boy was foolish, but people missed my feelings and they misunderstand the deeper experience of what happened to me. Maybe that’s why my elder son sent me to you. Read the remainder of the meditation...

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