Thursday, February 14, 2013

Lent begins..

Almighty and Everlasting God, You have given the human race Jesus Christ our Savior as a model of humility. He fulfilled Your Will by becoming Man And giving His life on the Cross. Help us to bear witness to You By following His example of suffering And make us worthy to share in His Resurrection. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son. Amen.

Lent is a forty-day period before Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday. We skip Sundays when we count the forty days, because Sundays commemorate the Resurrection. Lent begins on 13 February 2013 and ends on 30 March 2013, which is the day before Easter.

Catholic Online

This year instead of fasting I will be spending more time with The Blessed Sacrament. Wishing everyone a blessed and happy Lenten season!


  1. Wishing you a Lenten Season that is filled with revelation and blessings.


  2. An inspiring post Marissa.
    Wishing you a reflective Lenten season in preparation for the great feast of Easter.
    Shane ♥

  3. A beautiful post. May God reveal Himself to you this season.

  4. I really enjoyed that, beautiful!


  5. What a nice and prayer. I am not a catholic but do admire your ways to express Lent

    I am a christian , my youngest sister is joining the Catholic Church, and will be blessed buy the Bishop this Saturday, her baptism is Easter

  6. Marissa, you have helped me to remember my Catholic roots...thank you.
    This is a lovely post.

  7. A very blessed season of anticipation to you. Our church does not "do" Lent; however, we certainly feel the joy of celebrating Ressurrection Day.

  8. I just love this season of faith. I am so excited these days as my grown children are taking on the wonderment of it really is a wonder!
    Thank you for you visits to my blog and all your sweet comments. I do enjoy them!

  9. Very nice post. This is a special time to reflect and remember what he has done for us. By the way I am here in the Valley enjoying the beautiful weather and visit with my family. Love the Valley!


    1. That is Wonderful!! Enjoy your stay!!

  10. Such a beautifully poignant post! Thank you, Marissa. Love it.

  11. Beautiful post Marissa. Happy Lenten season. May you find blessings in spending time with The Blessed Sacrament.

  12. Hi Marissa,

    How was your Easter? The Greek Orthodox Easter is May 5th and although I've only fasted the full 40 days just once in my entire lifetime, (that means abstaining from all dairy, meat, fish, chicken, etc., eggs, butter, etc.). Basically anything that comes from an animal. Do you fast in this way?

    Poppy :)


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