Tag: Lent

Semana Santa: distintas tradiciones, una misma fe en Cristo resucitado

Semana Santa: distintas tradiciones, una misma fe en Cristo resucitado

| March 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

Este año la Semana Santa cae bastante tarde (Domingo de Resurrección es el 24 de abril). Así que, a diferencia de años recientes donde ha ocurrido bastante temprano, la Pascua Florida, o Domingo de Pascua, seguramente hará honor a su nombre al ocurrir en medio de la primavera en toda su alegre explosión de vida, luz y color.

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Holy Week: Diverse traditions, one faith in the Risen Lord

Holy Week: Diverse traditions, one faith in the Risen Lord

| Mar Muñoz-Visoso | March 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

This year the Holy Week falls quite late (Easter Sunday is April 24). As different from recent years, when it happened much earlier, this Pascua florida (“flowery” Easter) will honor its Spanish name by occurring right in the midst of the spring season, with its explosion of new life, color and light.

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Digital Edition – March 17, 2011

Digital Edition – March 17, 2011

| March 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Includes Lent and Confirmation coverage.

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A joyful start to the Lenten season

A joyful start to the Lenten season

| March 17, 2011

In the first Preface listed in the Sacramentary (the little red book from which the priest prays the prayers at Mass), we read:

“Each year you give us this joyful season when we prepare to celebrate the paschal mystery with mind and heart renewed.”

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Lord, help us spring ahead and leap again into life

Lord, help us spring ahead and leap again into life

| Christina Capecchi | March 16, 2011 | 1 Comment

Five inches of snow melted yesterday, and I could hear it dripping off the roof. It sounded like rain and looked like hope.

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Of ashes … and water

Of ashes … and water

| March 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Mass for students of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Hastings.

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at Chanhassen is a thought-provoking Lenten musical

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at Chanhassen is a thought-provoking Lenten musical

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

When “Jesus Christ Super­star” open­ed on Broadway in 1971, I recall that many critics attacked the contemporary rock musical, written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Web­ber, as sacrilegious.

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Journey through Lent with Dante as your guide

Journey through Lent with Dante as your guide

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Mary Reichardt, professor of Catholic studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, will present a series of talks titled “The Divine Comedy and The Lenten Journey” on four consecutive Tuesdays, March 15 to April 5 at Hayden Hall in St. Paul. The Catholic Spirit recently interviewed Reichardt about the series being presented by the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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New Lenten reflections app for iPad and iPhone

New Lenten reflections app for iPad and iPhone

| March 3, 2011 | 4 Comments

If you’re looking for daily inspiration this Lent, you might consider a new app from Liturgical Press in Collegeville.

The app makes the content of the book “Not by Bread Alone: Daily Reflections for Lent” by Bishop Robert Morneau, auxiliary bishop of Green Bay, Wis., available to iPad and iPhone users.

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Books offer opportunity for spiritual growth

Books offer opportunity for spiritual growth

| Ann Jonas For The Catholic Spirit | March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Lent is a time for reflection, deeper reading and spiritual growth. A Lenten activity book and a new reflection on “The Seven Last Words” offer spiritual sustenance for Lent and Holy Week.

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40 Days for Life set to begin again at St. Paul hospital

40 Days for Life set to begin again at St. Paul hospital

| March 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

An opening prayer vigil for the next 40 Days for Life campaign is set for 3 p.m. March 9 (Ash Wednesday) at HealthPartners’ Regions Hospital, 640 Jackson St. in St. Paul.

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Youth groups step up to take on Lenten projects

Youth groups step up to take on Lenten projects

| March 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Three age groups are represented in this year’s Catholic Spirit Pay It Forward for Lent project, which is based on the New Testament parable of the three stewards who each were given money to manage and grow.

Each of the three groups will re­ceive $100 to grow for their chosen charity during Lent. The recipients are:

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