Embracing Lent

Friday, February 17, 2012

by Sister Laura Zelten

Katie, Sister Laura and Stella out for a stroll.

I am so excited for the season of Lent to begin.  This is one of my favorite times in the Church year.

It is a gift in the middle of the bleak winter to take time for prayer and strengthen one's relationship with God.  The Church offers us so many good examples of how we can spend these 40 days. We can take part in parish activities such as Bible studies, morning Mass, or the Sunday afternoon Stations of the Cross.

How many times have you been asked, "What are you giving up for Lent?"  Ten years ago my friend Katie and I started a morning walk for our Lenten intention.  Can you believe we haven't qu

it our morning walk yet?  TEN YEARS … how many miles … how many conversations?

Families can and do have their Lenten traditions.  As a child I loved Lent.  Mom would go to early morning Mass and on the way home would stop to pick up chocolate milk and sweet rolls for breakfast.  Or Dad would bring home smoked fish for lunch.

This year for Lent I have decided to use Bishop Robert Morneau's Lenten Reflection Book, "Not By Bread Alone." (paperbackeBook). This little treasure has a reflection for every day of Lent.  What are you going to do for your Lenten intention this year?

1 Comment

  • katie: Friday, February 17, 2012

    I love my picture, good article too!