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David and Goliath, Christ and Satan: the Typology of Lent

Whatever the date on this post says, I’m writing this on the first Sunday of Lent. Here, I propose that David’s famous battle against Goliath is an Old Testament type of Our Lord’s temptation in the wilderness, as well as a type of Lent. 856 more words


Reflections on Lenten Sacrifice

Yesterday the whole of the Church entered into Lent, that penitential period of fasting, almsgiving and prayer. We marked the beginning of Lent with a contrasting message, one that we are very much from and in this world, “remember, from dust you came and from dust you shall return.” We marked our foreheads with one of the most ancient markings of our faith using the ashes from palms raised in the mimic of celebration from the previous year’s Easter celebrations reflecting on Christ entering the city of Jerusalem. 572 more words



Remember you are dust and to dust you will return.

Keep an eye out on social media today and if you’re Catholic or if you have Catholic friends, you’ll probably see #AshTag at some point.

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Ash Wednesday 2018

This year, Ash Wednesday falls on the Feast of Saint Valentine (otherwise known as Valentine’s Day). Christopher Hale is quoted on Millennial in a post on this very same subject… 825 more words


Ash Wednesday as Told by Sister Act

The day before you underestimate how hard fasting is going to be 

Then you wake up and you’re already hungry 

You wonder why you do this to yourself… 135 more words


Becoming Bearers of God

A Reflection for Christmas
By Sr. Elizabeth Langmead, MHSH President

Meister Eckhart (1260-1327) was a German mystic, theologian and philosopher.  He was a member of the Dominican order.  507 more words

Mission Helpers Of The Sacred Heart

Advent, Prayers, Translations, and Life

A prefatory note: One may rightly wonder, why now? After six years of a new corrected translation of the Roman Missal isn’t a post like this beating a dead horse? 1,678 more words