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!


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.