Could You Do the Pioneers’ Lenten Challenge? (And if not why not?) http://jesuitcommunicationcentre.newsweaver.com/nwstatic/spacer.gif The Pioneer Association is making its annual appeal to Irish people, asking them to take a short term pledge for the Lenten season which begins on Ash Wednesday 5 March, 2014. They hope that by signing up to their Lenten challenge the […]
For the forty days of Lent, the blog Generation Benedict looks at the testimonials of forty different people whose lives have been touched or changed by Pope Benedict. It explores how he has been responsible for the conversion, reversion, vocation and the deepening of faith of many young Catholics. Miriam Gormally spoke with Lisette Carr, founder […]
Posted on 28. Feb, 2013 in Lent
During this season of Lent we are reminded of how much we have and to think of those less well off. This is a topic that was very close to Pope Benedict’s heart and he wrote critically of capitalism and the need for the goods of the world to be shared more equally. Miriam Gormally […]
Canon Mark Gardner is Vicar of the St. Patrick’s Cathedral Group of Parishes in Dublin. Here he talks with the Rev Patrick Lawrence about the observance of Lent and whether it has changed a lot over the years and whether the tradition could be revived.
‘I’m off the drink for Lent’ is something we hear at this time of year, but for those for whom that it just too difficult – drinking in moderation is being encouraged. Some people try to abstain during the week and have a drink at the week-end. Marian Rackard addiction counsellor and psychotherapist working with […]
Lent is a time for reflection and looking at our lives. It is also a time to think of the things that we could do without. And one thing that we could all reduce is alcohol. Mícheál O Muirceartaigh is a well-known football commentator who has been a pioneer all his life and this year […]
Trocaire are launching their Lenten campaign again this year and we will soon be seeing the familiar Trocaire boxes in schools and homes around the country. However will we be as generous this year, now that we have our own difficulties to face with? Pat Coyle met Eamon Meehan from Trocaire to find more. She […]
Redemptorist Fr. Wadding is a regular contributor to ‘Reality’ Magazine where he has written several times about Lent, its origins and its traditions. Eileen Good asked him about the importance of this Season and if we should use the word ‘celebrate’ when talking about Lent.
As we continue through Lent, we look at some of the ‘to do’ things rather than the ‘giving up’ things and see what can make Lent a positive experience. Eileen Good spoke to Jesuit Fr. Ciaran Quirke and started by asking him about the relevance of Lent today.
We are now in an unusually early Lent, and words like Lenten Penance, Sacrifice, Repentance and Forgiveness are heard in relation to the season – but are they still relevant in 2008, or just memories of those for whom Lent was a much more penitential time. Eileen Good asked well known Redemptorist preacher Fr. Tony […]