Who Will You Be This Easter?
What can you do with forty days?
That’s 57,600 minutes.
With that kind of time, you could binge watch 2,618 sitcom episodes (without commercials). Or you could read 192 books (assuming three hundred pages per book at one page per minute).
You could write a book. Or drive across America, coast-to-coast (2,700 miles at an average speed of sixty miles per hour) . . . twenty-one times.
Obviously, these figures are inflated because they assume you aren’t sleeping, but you get the point. You can accomplish a lot when you’ve got forty days and a dream.
This Lent, we encourage you to ask yourself two important questions:
- What can I do with forty days?
- Who can I become in forty days with God’s help?
When you wake up on Easter Sunday, will you be a different person than you are right now? Will you be closer to or further away from the-best-version-of-yourself—or about the same?
Don't just give up chocolate for Lent. Discover what you can do in forty days.
(excerpted from Matthew Kelly)
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Mondays at 8:00pm . Lenten Holy Hour in the Chapel
Tuesdays at 7:00pm . Forming Intentional Disciples
Wednesdays at 7:00pm . Taizé
Fridays at 8:30am . Stations of the Cross in the Chapel
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What is Taizé?
We invite you to share your Lenten faith journey with us in this peaceful hour of reflection. Meditation is a key that can open many doors along the path to God. We tend to be so outer-focused that we lose track of the real path, which is the inner journey to a personal relationship with our Lord. Taizé is not a 'Catholic' service. It is an ecumenical service open to anyone on any stage of their faith journey.
In the silence of the heart God speaks.
If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you.
- from ‘No Greater Love’ by Mother Teresa