Lenten Reflection 2019: Cultivating Joy- Week 3

Lenten Wisdom: “If the lungs of prayer and the Word of God do not nourish the breath of spiritual life, we risk suffocating in the midst of a thousand daily cares. Prayer is the breath of the soul and of life.” -Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Alms . . . What? Almsgiving.

This Lent I decided to move my serious almsgiving deliberation into deliberate action. Though I still have student loans incurred at a Catholic Institution and an active member in my parish, I'm not a child anymore. My faith needed to grow in a practical manner. According to the USCCB (United States Catholic Conference of Catholic … Continue reading Alms . . . What? Almsgiving.

What Did You Give Up For Lent?

"What Did you Give Up for Lent?" My friend asked me at choir rehearsal last night. I hesitated because I wasn't sure. In the past few years, I opted for adding virtuous practices and moved away from the usual rubric of "giving up" or abstaining from things. Yes, the scandal of it all. I still … Continue reading What Did You Give Up For Lent?