Lent

Discussion in 'Religion' started by HollyGolightly, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Our parish was Jesuit from it's inception in the '50s until 3 years ago--pretty unusual, I understand, since the calling of the Jesuits is mainly education. There wasn't a Jesuit in our province that had the administrative skills to run a parish when our Jesuit fathers retired, so the parish went back to the diocese and now we have a diocesan priest.

    Continuing education into adulthood is such a good idea. I wish more Catholics did that.
     
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  2. jchanic

    jchanic Well-Known Member

    I was able to post our web sites. Strange!

    John
     
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  3. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Where did you post it?
    Edit: Ignore that question. I see.
     
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  4. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Testing, 123, testing.

    Edit: Nope. Just tried again and it does not post. Hmmmmm...
     
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  5. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Dancing in the rain

    That's OK - we worked out privately - it's a gorgeous blessed place!
     
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  6. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

  7. Sigmund

    Sigmund Well-Known Member

    Yay!

    Lent is right around the corner!

    I love Lent. It gives me the time to think and reflect on my blessings.

    When I think my life is cruddy and all shot to he11...it really isn't.

    And I think.

    I woke up this morning! Ergo, I am alive! That HAS to be cool.

    I have my son, Momma, Daddy, brothers, family and friends.

    I have Lent to contemplate, muse, and appreciate all that I have.

    Yay! Lent!

    I offer all...

    Peace!
     
  8. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Lent and Advent are my favorite seasons of the church, because of the reminders to think, and to appreciate, and to share. We have so many more blessings than we usually acknowledge in our daily lives. Easter and Christmas are 'The Show', but those times before the show are so very valuable.
     
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  9. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    I woke up today thinking I need to take better care of myself (coincidentally). I had forgotten it was "Fat Tuesday" followed by Ash Wednesday.
    I am a Catholic however so maybe my genes kicked in at just the right time! :star::devilish:
     
  10. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    HAHA! That's it! Our last priest used to say that it wasn't a big deal if kids 'fell away' when they were teens or young adults, because if they were given good instruction as a child, they'd be back when they had kids of their own or in times of need :)
     
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  11. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Dancing in the rain

    I like that Sigmund - for some reason I never thought of Lent as a time to appreciate, but I'm going to give that a try. I do try add some type of daily devotion - I've been finding comfort in the Chaplet of Divine Mercy lately. As for giving up - I'm thinking of trying to give up the smoking I've recently take back on. If I can kick it for Lent, I could give it up forever again. Or maybe.....
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  12. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Dancing in the rain

    But for real, after Fat Tuesday (live it large!)


    LENT
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  13. Sigmund

    Sigmund Well-Known Member

    Hi Good Lookin'!

    I'm goofy. It just seemed to me, God gave His son, Jesus gave his life and Mother Mary understood the sacrifice... (And endured her son dying for us.)

    I appreciate all of that. (But, I'm a lapsed Catholic and not up to date and I ALWAYS seem to see things in a weird manner. Ha!)

    Peace.
     
  14. jchanic

    jchanic Well-Known Member

    This may not have much to do with Lent, but my 18-year-old grandson decided a few weeks ago to become an altar boy. Needless to say, we're VERY happy about this. He never seemed to appreciate going to Mass before, but it was his, and his alone, decision. My wife and I had kind of figured that, once he turned 18, he'd stop going to Mass. He is just full of surprises!

    John
     
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  15. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

    You say you are lapsed but you have the core of our faith in your fist...can't get more up to date than that. (((Mz. Sig)))
     
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  16. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

    'Tis Awesome, John. Many blessings.
     
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  17. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Dancing in the rain

    I think you summed it up quite nicely - during stations of the cross, when Mary cradles Jesus, oh, my heart, watching your son go through all that? Can you imagine?

    That is amazing! My kids altar serve so begrudgingly it makes me crazy. I altar serve with them because they act so clueless. They really want to quit, but they're 11 and 13 and our church doesn't have very many servers - we don't have a school, so until they can do it with a happy heart, I'm not letting them off the hook. That your son wanted to do it is just awesome!
     
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  18. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

    After BH's doctor appointment, I am stopping by the Catholic book store, for a book of Lenten meditations, I need help with my reflections.
     
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  19. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Congratulations! My 21 year old was an altar boy and attended nearly every Sunday of his life until he was about 17/18. Now I'm lucky to get him there for Christmas and Easter (and his siblings' sacraments). My 18 and 16 year olds are teachers (preK/kindergarten), so I'm holding on to them for a while longer. Here's hoping that something from childhood 'took' and when they're all adults (or more adult) they'll stay attached.
     
  20. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Though not specifically Lenten, I can't recommend Precious as Silver by George Niederhauer enough. He was the Bishop of our diocese when he wrote it, then Archbishop of the San Francisco archdeaconate (though he's now retired). I read it every year at this time. He's a wise, funny, sharp man, and a very good writer. I have an extra copy if anyone would like one :)
     
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