Tag: Lent

Leave it all on the course

Leave it all on the course

| Liz Kelly | April 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

I first heard this expression some years ago when my brothers were running triathlons. One brother is an actual Ironman, having completed events composed of a 2.4-mile swim, 120-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile marathon. So when I decided to run a few mini-triathlons just for fun, my brother the Ironman would send me encouraging emails that closed with “Leave it all on the course.”

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Faith flavors new Mexican restaurant in Edina

Faith flavors new Mexican restaurant in Edina

| March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Their restaurant decor includes a large wall display with a priest biretta, various, a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe and historic photos with clergy from St. Mark in Shakopee, which merged in 2011 with St. Mary in Shakopee and St. Mary of the Purification in Marystown to form Sts. Joachim and Anne.

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A heart that weeps

A heart that weeps

| Deacon Robert Whitney | March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

It is only in the mystery of the cross that our suffering, and our fasting and penances, can truly bear fruit. Jesus seeks to meet us there, show us his heart and share his mercy. He shows us that his heart is one that loves and weeps.

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Lenten regulations for fasting and abstinence

Lenten regulations for fasting and abstinence

| March 30, 2017 | 4 Comments

Here are the church regulations for fasting and abstinence during Lent:

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Second local ’24 Hours for the Lord’ an invitation to God’s mercy

Second local ’24 Hours for the Lord’ an invitation to God’s mercy

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the sky lightened outside the Cathedral of St. Paul, a handful of people sat in a pew, waiting to receive the sacrament of reconciliation. A few others prayed near the front of the church, adoring the Eucharist in the monstrance on the altar. Adoration accompanying the round-the-clock confessions was new to the event this year.

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Lent a reminder to welcome others, see Christ in them

Lent a reminder to welcome others, see Christ in them

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | March 9, 2017

In his Lenten message this year, Pope Francis reminds us that Lent is “a favorable season for opening the doors to all those in need and recognizing in them the face of Christ.” He encourages us to recognize that “each life that we encounter is a gift deserving acceptance, respect and love.”

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Foodies, families and fasting in America

Foodies, families and fasting in America

| Liz Kelly | March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

I have two close friends who have spent considerable time serving the impoverished in India and Africa. Both returned to the United States with radical new relationships to food.

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Being Christian in the Holy Land

Being Christian in the Holy Land

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lent is an annual pilgrimage to renew our faith in Christ as we retrace his footsteps and walk with his disciples on the way to Jerusalem — the way to the cross.

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Faith can’t grow without temptation, pope tells Rome priests

Faith can’t grow without temptation, pope tells Rome priests

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Faith is a continuing path of growth and maturity that cannot progress without the presence of temptations, Pope Francis told priests of the Diocese of Rome.

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Don’t go it alone this Lent

Don’t go it alone this Lent

| Deacon Andrew Thuringer | March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the Gospel for this first Sunday of Lent, we are told that immediately after his baptism, Jesus goes out into the desert, “to be tempted by the devil.” But is that all he is up to for those long 40 days?

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Pope: Lent breathes life into world asphyxiated by sin

Pope: Lent breathes life into world asphyxiated by sin

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

Lent is a time to receive God’s breath of life, a breath that saves humanity from suffocating under the weight of selfishness, indifference and piety devoid of sincerity, Pope Francis said.

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Corned beef conundrum: Some dioceses give St. Patrick’s Day dispensation

Corned beef conundrum: Some dioceses give St. Patrick’s Day dispensation

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

When St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday, as it does about every seven years, the Lenten rule requiring Catholics to abstain from meat on Fridays collides with the long-held tradition of eating corned beef and cabbage.

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