Lent

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 19:00

A contemporary monk was asked by a group of retreatants who had come to his monastery what recommendations he could make for the observance of Lent. He replied, “To live in today’s world as a faithful person is enough of a discipline. There is no...

Monday, January 31, 2005 - 19:00

In recent days, there has been much in the news about the physical state of Americans. We are learning that we eat far too much, prefer foods filled with fat and coated with sugar, and move our bodies far too little. As we have become more and more...

Thursday, February 19, 2004 - 19:00

With each season of the church year we are given a particular lens for looking at the patterns of our lives. Wilderness is a theme of the Lenten season, and a symbol of the in-between place in which we find ourselves from time to time: a place...

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Friday, March 1, 2002 - 00:00

"Words are a medium of divine self-disclosure," I once heard Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel declare to a group of Christian liturgists as they congratulated themselves at having celebrated a largely wordless liturgy. I recall that he looked like a...

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Friday, March 19, 1999 - 00:00

Friday in Lent V During a season marked by self examination, repentance and reconciliation to God and one another, we find ourselves witnessing the terrible spectacle of violence and civil strife being visited upon the people in the state of Kosovo...

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Monday, March 1, 1999 - 00:00

The Lenten journey is oriented toward Jerusalem. With Jesus and his disciples we go up to the Holy City and enter into the Paschal mystery of his dying and rising: to the cross and then through the cross into resurrection. This is what the...

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Monday, February 1, 1999 - 00:00

On February 14 lovers will exchange cards and flowers in celebration of St. Valentine's Day. Three days later we celebrate Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. The feast of hearts and cupids and the season of Lent each - in its own way - points...

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