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Did you know that Valentines Day this year coincides with Ash Wednesday?
It doesn't seem all that different as it's all about love! And...
"There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends."
Ash Wednesday is the time we take to get back to the basics of our faith life and to remember that He loved us FIRST. It's the perfect time to turn towards God who is the Source of all LOVE!
So I was searching for some materials I could use this coming Lenten season and came up with some links. I thought I would share these with you as you might find them helpful. Pick one or 2 and see what happens!!!
Best Lent Ever
I don't know ... why shouldn't I give us chocolate for Lent? Check out Dynamic Catholic's site as they have a fun, fresh look and a lot of resources (not just for Lent). Their reflections are bite-sized so it's great for the busy Catholic.
The Pray More Lenten Retreat
Let Yourself be Shaped by God
The Carmelites have made this online retreat available for all. Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection (1614-1691) lived most of his life in the convent of the Discalced Carmelite Friars in Paris. It was there that he discovered and then taught what he called "the practice of the presence of God. Brother Lawrence "helps us to live our most ordinary everyday life experiences under the gaze of God. Prayer is no longer reduced to specific times. It is our whole existence that becomes a living relationship with the Lord. During this Lent, we will let ourselves be shaped by this Mystery!