Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lent, Lent and More Lent

I've got some more great Lenten resources for you.

What Do the Ashes Mean? by Fr. Saunders

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops Lenten Website

Listen to our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI's Ash Wednesday Address to you. It is short, but lovely to listen to his kind and gentle voice. Thanks CatholicMom.com for providing the video.

Deepen your spiritual life by watching the brand new EWTN YouTube Channel. It was just released today so they have lots of videos to put up but be sure to check in frequently for the best of Catholic programming.

Ash Wednesday Fasting & Church Teaching by Jimmy Akin

Do some great reading for Lent:  Vivificat! has posted a huge list of free classic Catholic books you can save to your computer, or e-book reader, to read at your leisure.  They are mostly .pdf files.  What a fantastic resource.

And still more.....Why 40 Days of Lent?  by Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio

Here is this year's (2010) Lent, Holy Week & Easter Calendar of Important Days:

Feb. 17:
Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent)

Fridays
All Fridays in Lent (observe abstinence from meat and a good idea to participate in the Stations of the Cross at your parish)

March 28:
Palm Sunday (the final Sunday of Lent, and the beginning of Holy Week)

April 4:
Holy Thursday (the final day of Lent, remembering the Lord's Last Supper)

April 2:
Good Friday (commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ)

April 3:
Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil Masses may begin anytime after 8pm on Sat. evening)

April 4:
Easter Sunday

May 16:
Ascension of the Lord (culmination of the Easter season)

May 23:
Pentecost Sunday (the descent of the Holy Spirit)

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