Lent: almsgiving, fasting and prayer

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

A three-part series on the three basic pillars of Lent: almsgiving, fasting and prayer. In honor of the Year of Consecrated Life, each feature will include members of religious communities who are deeply living out these spiritual practices all year long.

Sister Dorothy Struzinski (from right), Mother Maria Francis and Cindy Vindedahl, an employee of the Little Sisters of the Poor Holy Family Residence in St. Paul, sort through fruits and vegetables at Wholesale Produce Supply in Minneapolis with help from Kyle Johnson. The company is among many that donate to the Little Sisters to help feed the nursing home’s residents and help sustain the order’s mission. Dave Hrbacek/The Catholic Spirit


‘Servant of the poor’: Almsgiving a push toward generosity, community

Casey Boerner, a parishioner of Immaculate Conception in Watertown, fasts on Wednesday and Fridays year-round. She compares the spiritual practice to athletic training for the soul. Jennifer Janikula/For The Catholic Spirit


Full from fasting



Elbert Watkins, center, receives prayer from the Visitation Sisters: Sister Katherine Mullen, left, Brenda Lisenby, Sister Mary Frances and Sister Karen Mohan


‘Simply being open to God’


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