Lent

As we await the Resurrection

Somehow in this time of anxiety and indefinite quarantine, when so much seems uncertain, we seem to be primed for those moments of happy discovery—those moments when we see how much we are loved by God and by others.
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The bird at the feeder

We’ve waited. We’ve watched. And the bird feeder has hung there, full of seeds no one was eating.
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Not the Holy Week we expected

Let's find small and simple ways to walk with Jesus this Holy Week.
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Stations of the Cross: Jesus’ passion takes on particular resonance in time of crisis

The Archdiocese of Baltimore is home to many beautiful Stations of the Cross that tell the story of Christ's Passion in compelling ways.
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Pastors plan different ways to celebrate Holy Week in time of coronavirus

Pastors around the Archdiocese of Baltimore are adapting to celebrating Mass without the presence of the faithful, but several admit that Holy Week this year will be very different as they adjust to continued restrictions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
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An Annunciation Reflection: What God may be asking of us

Often it doesn’t matter what you decide to do for Lent. Sometimes your Lenten journey finds you. So, here we are.
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A lesson in God’s love

Our younger son hurried into the room holding a water glass full of forsythia he had cut from the bushes in our yard.
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Vatican issues decree for Holy Week liturgies with pandemic restrictions

"By the mandate of the supreme pontiff for the year 2020 only," the congregation issued guidelines March 20 for celebrating the Triduum and Easter liturgies without the presence of the faithful.
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A good and upright man

Joseph is a strong role model for someone who accepts the will of the Lord and lives it out.
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“Are you from Iowa?”

A chance meeting with strangers added light to this Lenten journey.
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Lenten silence amid turmoil

In the midst of trial and worry, we seek the intimacy of this powerful and mysterious force we call God. Let Lent open us to grace, to see the big picture, even if it’s impossible to imagine 15 Milky Ways.
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Beer and pretzels: the ‘official beverage and food’ of Lent

While beer and pretzels might be most closely associated with oom-pah music, polka dancing and Oktoberfests, they have a much older and more spiritual pedigree as the “official beverage and food of Lent,” according to Father William Saunders.
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