• October 9, 2021

Topics : Lent

What Makes Lent 2020 so Special

“Normal life feels on hold” In my twenty-eight years of life, I honestly never even imagined that there could be any sort of event, calamity or emergency, whatever its nature,that would result in the archdiocese having to suspend Mass being held in public as usual. Even on the most superficial of levels, it feels eerily […]Read More

Catholic Vegetarian – Fasting Tips

There has been a small but continuous Catholic vegetarian movement from the very beginning of the Church. Technically, fasting is a practice where one deprives oneself of some food. Abstinence is normally from meat. But what about the Catholic vegetarian? Vegetarians can obviously fast, but can they practice abstinence as the Church intends? It seems […]Read More

Why Is Fasting Important During Lent?

Fr Mark Sultana explains why fasting is important during lent, that is – why Catholics consume less food on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Fasting has to do with trusting, healing an having an open heart Fasting and abstinence have to do with a healing of relationships, with God, with others, with creation, with self. We […]Read More

Is Lent a Negative Season? – a Lenten Reflection

Few weeks after Christmas, and we are already in Lent. From lights to decorations, candles and colours we find ourselves in a sort of barren land covered with ashes. In this Catholic Lenten reflection we ask and reflect… Is Lent a “negative” season following the “positive” Christmas one? Following the Christmas season fundraising marathons, we […]Read More

The Prodigal Son Father’s Point of View

In this imaginary monologue, Sarah DeGaetano reflects on the prodigal son father’s point of view based on the biblical parable of the prodigal son. She describes this father’s thoughts, prayers and questions he might have asked outlining this father’s great unconditional love, concern and mercy; his constant waiting and hope; and finally his great joy upon the eventual return of his […]Read More

Top Pope Francis’ Lent Quotes

TOP POPE FRANCIS’ LENT QUOTES 1. Lent  – a time to receive the love of God “In our Lenten journey towards Easter, let us remember the One who “humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross” (Phil 2:8). During this season of conversion, let us renew our faith, draw from the “living water” […]Read More