Easter

Lenten Obstacle Course

Not an Obstacle Course to Easter

“Lent is not an obstacle course to Easter.” It was a familiar phrase during my time attending Georgetown University, repeated early and often throughout Lent by one of the Jesuits. “Lent is not an obstacle course to Easter.” Take a minute and really think about it.  Almost everything we do in Lent is just an […]

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Wait, it’s Lent Already?!

Yup, it’s THAT time of year again.  Lent.  It seems to be the season that people either fear or embrace.  I’ve seen it go from one extreme to the other. (Why not just have a second Advent?) Lent is a time for prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  Lent is sacrifice.  It’s a time when people give up […]

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Ash Wednesday – Things I Need to Know

Here is you go-to list for things you need to know about Ash Wednesday. This much loved and feared day seems to come out of nowhere each year and leaves many Catholics saying, “Oh, man, is Lent already?” and others asking, “What should I be giving up for Lent?” We have already had a wonderful […]

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A Meditation on an Empty Tomb

Oh, what it must have been like to see that empty tomb on that first Easter day! Early in the morning the day after the Sabbath, the word begins to spread, as a whispering murmur first, but then openly, in an ever louder voice, that the body of Jesus was nowhere to be found. The […]

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I Can’t Bear to Watch

Every Good Friday, I watch The Passion. I reserve watching this movie for once a year. This is an amazing movie, but I do not watch it more to ensure that it always has the impact that it first did. This movie is violent, emotional, and grueling. So was the Crucifixion. I can’t bear to […]

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