Tag: lent

Pope Benedict XVI’s 2012 Message for Lent

Here is the full text of Pope Benedicts 2012 Message for Lent: “Let us be concerned for each other, to stir a response in love and good works” (Heb 10:24) Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Lenten season offers us once again an opportunity to reflect upon the very heart of Christian life: charity. This is…

40 Bags in 40 Days – 2011 progress report

Throughout Lent, I will post my 40 Bags in 40 Days progress each Monday. My bags ranges in size from large trash bags to plastic grocery bags. All the bags were donated to individuals or thrift stores. — 40 bags total for Lent 2011 — Week 1 — 4 bags in 4 days: Week 2…

The legend of the dogwood tree

From fish eaters: It is said at the time of the Crucifixion, the dogwood was comparable in size to the oak tree and other monarchs of the forest. Because of its firmness and strength it was selected as the timber for the Cross, but to be put to such a cruel use greatly distressed the…

Activities for Holy Week

Chocolate Crown of Thorns Our family favorite! Palm Weaving Tutorials There are 5 to choose from: braid, cone, cross, crown of thorns, and rosebud. Each tutorial contains step by step instructions and visuals and rates the difficulty level for each project. Illuminated Ink’s Passion Play Cut ‘n Color Kit Two years ago, I purchased this…

Lenten high point approaching!

The penitential season of Lent is well underway. A highlight in our Lenten journey is the March 19 Feast of St. Joseph. Each year, we prepare a small Altar in our dining room. Today, I stole my son’s school table for our Altar, which consists of an upright piano and the school table. Set up…

Our Friday Stations of the Cross

Today I set up our Stations of the Cross votives. Last year I placed all the candles right on the hearth of our fireplace. Looked great, but made it a bit difficult to get a fire going! This year I placed the candles on a tray that I can easily move out of the way.…

My little Lenten plan

Here’s a quick look at my personal Lenten plan: walking to Daily Mass 40 bags in 40 days 40 days to a clean and organized home Stations of the Cross at home with our candles each Friday of Lent Daily spiritual reading on my iPod using iMissal, iBreviary Terra Sancta, Divine Mercy, Confession: A Roman…

Lent with Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John

One of my ideas for Lent is to have a family listening time each night using Truth & Life Dramatized Audio Bible. This 40-day plan will take us through Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Nightly listening time averages 12 to 20 minutes. For those who may have the audio set, here is my weekly plan.…

Links of the month: It’s all about Lent

I’m joining in Lacy’s Liturgical Lent Link-Up being held at Catholic Icing. Last year’s Lent link-up was great fun, so here we go again. Lacy’s going to have separate link-ups for Holy Week and Easter, so this one is all about Lent! To makes thing a bit simpler for the link-up, I’m using this “links…

Last Supper craft for Holy Week

I shared this in my reader, but this project is so cool I just had to post about it! Lacy has outdone herself again with this craft based on the famous Leonardo da Vinci Last Supper painting. Head over to Catholic Icing for complete instructions and downloads. Lacy has also included an art lesson about…

Thanks, Sacred Heart Books & Gifts

I just won the Sacred Heart Books & Gifts February Facebook contest — a copy of John Paul II’s Testimony of the Cross. How very exciting. Lenten reading delivered right to my door. If you are on Facebook, become a fan of SHB&G. There’s a new contest coming up for March. If you are in,…

Catholic Icing’s Lent Link-Up 2010

It’s time to share all our Lenten posts in Catholic Icing’s Lent Link-Up. Head over to Catholic Icing and enter your link, or links, about lent. Be sure to link to the actual post. Then, link back to the Lent Link-Up in your post. Be sure to spend some time visitng all the great posts.…

Stations of the Cross votive project

I spotted this project a bit late for last year’s Lent, but I printed out the vintage black and white Stations and this year I am ready to go! Check out Just Another Day in Paradise, for a more elaborate version and complete directions. I placed our votive Stations on the hearth of our fireplace.…