Month: December 2018

Advent: What’s it all about? Preparation and Penance

Have you ever noticed the similarities between Lent and Advent? In both seasons, the liturgical color is a shade of purple. The Mass is a little more simple. During Advent, the Gloria is omitted; during Lent the Alleluia is omitted. Why is this? Because Advent, like Lent, is meant to be a penitential season. Getting…

Stations of the Cross with Saint Therese

The Stations of the Cross are a beautiful Lenten tradition, but they can be prayed throughout the whole year. This devotion allows us to walk with Jesus towards Calvary, reflecting on how we can “take up your cross and follow Him.” During my time in religious life, we prayed the Stations of the Cross every…

Death: Are You Prepared for the end, of life and of the world?

I learned several things about my Grandpa after he died. Most importantly, he was prepared. Although his death seemed sudden to us, he had everything in order. In the months before his death he worked harder than his heart could take. He must have had a premonition. He was a few years older than my…

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