The week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, Holy Week, is the most sacred time of year. During this special time, we enter into the passion of Christ — his crucifixion, death and resurrection — through liturgical celebration and personal conversion. While the season of Lent is a very important time in the Church, it is helpful to remember that our Lenten practices (prayer, fasting and almsgiving) are meant as preparation for the three days of the Triduum. There’s more help online to help you celebrate Holy Week at home.
A new mom of a squirmy little boy is wondering how to handle the beautiful–and long–liturgies of Holy Week. When do you leave the little guy at home? How do you engage a baby during a long Mass or service? Let us know on the website.
As early as the third century, St. Irenaeus discussed Lenten preparation for Easter, talking about what the “forefathers” in faith, meaning the apostles, did to prepare for Easter. However, in […]
This morning, my 10-year-old showed me an infographic on Lent. An infographic. On Lent. There’s nothing quite like the innocence of a child and an illustrated guide to fasting and […]
What is Lent? Derived from the word lencten, which is Anglo-Saxon for springtime, Lent is the 40-day season of preparation prior to Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday.