When leisure hits the snooze button

With Lent having started, it’s time to think about how we are going to observe this season of repentance and transformation. It’s traditional to fast from food as well as add spiritual practices for the 40 days of Lent. But I would like to suggest adding a wrinkle to this year’s journey.

Lent and the call to the priesthood

People do not often look forward to the season of Lent. Childhood memories, even recent ones, remind us that Lent is that time of year when we “have to give something up.” 

Keep trying until you say "yes"

According to the Rule of St. Benedict, the first step in humility is unhesitating obedience, which comes naturally to those who cherish Christ above all. As we journey through the season of Lent with Christ, we are reminded that we share in His temptation from the devil and in His obedience to God.