Sunday, February 06, 2005

Great Lent begins on Wednesday

and, courtesy of the wonderful Catholic Herald, here are forty ways of improving it this year.

A few samples:

2. Pray for — by name — people you don’t like and for people that don’t like you.

4. Read a Catholic magazine every time you visit the library.

7. Find out why you should have fun on Laetare Sunday, and then do so.

9. Bring a “Baltimore Catechism” to a gathering of Catholic friends, and start asking each other questions.

14. Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

18. Visit a church when you don’t have to.

30. Tell someone your story(ies) of faith, how God has made a difference in your life.

33. Fast from gossip.

And all the others are great, also. Welcome to the joyous season of Lent!
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3 comments:

Philothea Rose said...

This is my first time here, referred by Elena at My Domestic Church. Thanks for posting the link for this. I'll come visit you again.

David L Alexander said...

Personally, I'm saving number 2 for when I'm in purgatory; I figure by then I'll be desparate.

Ellyn said...

Thanks. Those should be helpful. Especially #2.