"I believe Lent
must be experienced in your heart," says the Bloomington, Minnesota resident.
I'd have to refamiliarize myself with God and that might take some time on my knees, or maybe in front of the tabernacle, or maybe meditating on the great readings the church proposes to us on the six Sundays of Lent
The time has come to get back to the roots of Lent
, the time-proven practices of prayer, fasting, and alms-giving--the rhythm of 40 intensive days experienced as a community.
As a reader from Illinois likes to put it, "Good habits picked up during Lent
can affect a lifetime."
"It took me a long time to appreciate Lent
," says Cueto, a business consultant from Miami.
is a time to come alive in a new way, this approach to the disheveled, Chaotic corners of my room is a great way to help make it happen.
'Some people even fast only during Lent
but some of us fast once or even twice a week.
is not observed on the (http://www.catholic.org/lent/faq.php#n2) Sundays leading up to Easter, so while there are 46 days between Ash Wednesday and Holy Saturday, Lent
is only actually observed on 40 of them.
People who borrow through the new service will pay 0.5 per cent of the value of their loan to Zopa each year, while lenders will pay 0.5 per cent of the amount lent
. Giles Andrews, managing director of Zopa UK, said: "The launch of Zopa Listings is an exciting new avenue for members, bringing new levels of individuality and personal control to social lending.
"When Benedict says that 'the life of a monk ought to be a continuous Lent
,' he is offering an insight that is useful for any Christian: Whatever we do in Lent
is really what we ought to be doing during the rest of the year as well." (Albert Holtz, O.S.B., Pilgrim Road: A Benedictine Journey Through Lent
, Church Publishing)
One approach that school counselors can use in assisting this growing population is Social Cognitive Career Theory (Lent
et al., 1994).
Let our confession be that we would rather stand and be active than sit helplessly by during Lent
and Holy Week.