Category Archives: Lent

Atrocities: Ash Wednesday Reflection

In my childhood home there was a bookshelf filled with encyclopedias, poetry books, and two photo journal books of the Normandy beaches, bombed cities, and concentration camps of WW II. The atrocities depicted in those pages were explicit, and my … Continue reading

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Because, By Your Holy Cross

  This is the wood of the cross on which hung the savior of the world.  Come, let us worship! Those words.  The church is filled this good, Good Friday, as it always is.   From behind us, those words ring … Continue reading

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Fast and Be Happy

I don’t know about you, but during Lent I really like to “fast.”  Just kidding.  I don’t like to fast at all.  It takes a lot of effort for me to look pleasant and not wimpy when I don’t eat.  … Continue reading

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Three Blessed Days

As we celebrate these blessed days of Holy Week leading to Easter, I thought you might enjoy some images from special places.  May your life be blessed through His amazing love. Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, France     Montserrat, near … Continue reading

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Wash Their Feet

She giggled  as I painted her  feet.  It was the cutest thing ever, but I hoped she would stop so that I could teach her the lesson.  The other little ones (all 3 years old)  were curious and quietly accepting … Continue reading

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The Palace of a King ~ Happy Lent

When Tom was working in Barcelona we decided to visit the royal palace in Madrid, Spain.  It’s still used for official functions, so the grounds and adornments of the interior are still palatial.  As we ascended the staircase in the … Continue reading

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Happy Lent

Ashes today.   Quiet music, no drums, minimal piano accompaniment.  This is how it will be at Mass for the next 40 Days.  The abrupt change in music style is kind of like a forced penance for me.  That’s the point … Continue reading

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