St. Basil’s remedy to destroy sin in your life

The medicine may be hard to swallow, but its effectiveness is surprising. ☩ Philip Kosloski of Aleteia

Six Things to Do Before Lent

Lent is less than a month away, & this year, we’re preparing our hearts to enter into the greatest story ever told. It’s a whirlwind of emotions, going from Genesis to Jesus in Sacred Scripture. We know how the story ends, but are we prepared for the long road to get there? This Lent, we’re taking a few steps to get ready to enter the desert. Here’s how we’re getting ready for the demanding, powerful, joyful story presented in Genesis to Jesus. . . ☩ St. Paul Center

The Real Presence & Our Personal Relationship with Jesus

If someone were to ask me what I think is the biggest single problem facing the Catholic Church today, I would answer that it is the widespread loss of faith in Our Lord’s Real Presence in the Blessed Sacrament. ☩ Fr. William Casey of Catholic Exchange

What Does the Bible Teach About Fasting?

Fasting as spiritual practices of materially subduing & controlling the physical appetites of the body, help us, by God’s grace, to enable the soul to more perfectly pray. ☩ Deacon Michael Bickerstaff of Integrated Catholic Life™

Try giving up worry; Off the Shelf 113 with Gary Zimak

Each Lent we are encouraged to give something up as a sacrifice during the penitential season. Most often we pick things we can put our fingers on like sweets or coffee. What if we tried something different. ☩ Pete Socks of Catholic Stand

Bodily Mortification is Quite Scriptural

“Gird yourselves with sackcloth” ☩ Dave Armstrong of National Catholic Register

How Can Sacred Space In My Home Help Me To Pray? – Video

Beauty in sacred space is very powerful and its impact on us as we seek to draw our heart and mind to prayer. How can we have this kind of impact in our own home? ☩ Daniel Burke of Catholic Spiritual Direction

FSSP Subdiaconal Ordinations

On Saturday, February 9th, His Excellency Robert Finn, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Kansas City-St Joseph, ordained nine men to the subdiaconate at the FSSP seminary of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska. ☩ Gregory DiPippo of New Liturgical Movement

800 Medieval illuminated manuscripts are now available online

The manuscripts, all dated between 700 & 1200, are being made available to the general public for the first time, thanks to a collaboration between England & France. ☩ J.P. Mauro of Aleteia

Embrace the Long Days of Lent

“Lent” comes most recently from the Middle English word lencten, meaning “springtime”, a fitting & obvious association. But look further, & you see that the word has much older, deeper roots in an ancient Germanic word langitinaz, which means “long days”. . . ☩ Cari Donaldson of Catholic Exchange

The Dramatic & Catechetical Quality of the Traditional Church Orderings

Historically within the Latin rite there are two predominant church orderings one tends to think of in relation to the altar and sanctuary. The first is the ancient basilica arrangement with the ciborium magnum set over a freestanding altar. . . ☩ Shawn R. Tribe of Liturgical Arts Journal

O Blessed Light, O Trinity & First Unity!

The amazing glorious love of the Most Blessed Trinity is overwhelming ☩ Winston Elliott, III, of National Catholic Register

Whatever happened to Onesimus, the slave mentioned by St. Paul?

According to ancient traditions, Onesimus went from slave to bishop. ☩ Philip Kosloski of Aleteia

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