Tag: Fasting

10 things to remember for Lent

10 things to remember for Lent

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bishop David Ricken of Green Bay, Wis., chairman of the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, offers the following list for Lent:

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10 things to remember for Lent

10 things to remember for Lent

| February 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

A journey to the foot of the cross

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Fasting can help us develop better spiritual muscles

Fasting can help us develop better spiritual muscles

| John Garvey | March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

As I write this column, I am sitting in a hotel room in Santiago, Chile. I’ve been up all night because my flight was delayed and I missed a connection in Panama City. The airline also lost my bag, so I am without a change of clothes, my toothbrush and my computer.

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Women’s retreat set for April 2

Women’s retreat set for April 2

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Women of all ages are invited to a morning retreat of prayer, sacrament and reflection. “Turning Away from Sin: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving,” sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Marriage, Family and Life, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 2 at Holy Spirit church in St. Paul.

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Lenten fasting: ‘Why?’ more important than ‘What?’

Lenten fasting: ‘Why?’ more important than ‘What?’

| Jean Morehead | March 2, 2011 | 1 Comment

As Lent is quickly approaching, I can’t help but ponder and reflect about my participation in this season.

I have often been asked the question, “What are you giving up for Lent?” I usually respond, without hesitation, “coffee.” Truly, have you ever wondered how giving up something like coffee, chocolate or any other simple pleasure can help you get to heaven?

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