The online posting of one’s ashes, often marked in the form of a cross on the forehead, thrills some people and disappoints others.
Finding inspiration for prayer — one of the three Lenten faith traditions, along with fasting and almsgiving — is a top priority and one favorite source for many is the Little Black Book.
For each week of Lent, The Visitor is highlighting Catholic Relief Services’ work with a story and simple, meatless recipe from a country the agency serves. Place the money saved into your CRS Rice Bowl to feed our brothers and sisters in need around the world. At the end of Lent, individuals can give their […]
Doing more with less at Lent For each week of Lent, The Visitor is highlighting Catholic Relief Services’ work with a story and simple, meatless recipe from a country the agency serves. Place the money saved into your CRS Rice Bowl to feed our brothers and sisters in need around the world. At the end […]
Ash Wednesday Retreat and Eucharist Wednesday, February 10 Collegeville • All are invited to join the St. John’s Monastic Community for Ash Wednesday Mass with distribution of ashes at 5 p.m. in the Abbey Church with Benedictine Abbot John Klassen presiding. St. Joseph • The Spirituality Center at St. Benedict’s Monastery hosts an Ash Wednesday […]
By Father Bill Vos For The Visitor Local goes global Anyone involved in fundraising for global causes has gotten this response: “But what about those who are hungry here? Shouldn’t we take care of our own first?” The best reply from a Christian perspective is simply to say, “How about both?!” Our Catholic view of […]
CRS Rice Bowl changes lives around the world Catholic Relief Services This Lent millions of Catholics around the United States will place a colorful cardboard box and calendar in their homes to begin a spiritual journey that changes lives around the world. They will be participating in the 41st year of CRS Rice Bowl, a […]
By Daniel S. Mulhall There are three days within the church’s liturgical year that are guaranteed to bring people to a church service. The first two are Christmas and Easter. They are the two most important feasts in Christianity, marking, as they do, the birth and resurrection of Jesus. The third day is Ash Wednesday. […]
“The annual observance of Lent is the special season for the ascent to the holy mountain of Easter. Through its twofold theme of repentance and baptism, the season of Lent disposes both the catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery. Catechumens are led to the sacraments of initiation by means of the rite […]