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Welcome, Lent

For Catholics, Lent is a sure part of the rhythm of life. The sacred season comes around every year, like an old friend who visits, without fail.

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10 New Ways to Pray

“Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God, ” wrote Saint John Damascene. Whether we are speaking with words or sitting in silence, prayer is time spent mindfully in God’s presence. Prayer is, quite simply, being with God.

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10 Reasons to Fast This Lent

Fasting—in whatever form it takes—is nothing less than a participation in the transforming cross of Jesus Christ, which is the goal of every worthwhile Lenten journey. So, in defense of an ancient practice with perennial benefits, here is a list of 10 good reasons to fast this Lent.

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