Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Less than a week ago, we entered the Season of Lent. Lent belongs to the Season of Spring when the days are getting longer. That explains why the word "Lent" means "lengthen."
Why does the Catholic Church commemorate the 40 days of Lent that end on Easter Day? The answer comes in many forms. Lent is a time of reflection, a season of confession, a time to look at oneself in the mirror, Spring cleaning time, a time to perform an act of repentance, to sacrifice something, to fast, to rededicate our lives to the spiritual journey, to practice devotions such as the Way of the Cross, a time of prayer, a time of almsgiving, etc...
No matter our personal interpretation of Lent, the fact remains that it is a time to prepare ourselves to celebrate Easter in memory of the glorious Resurrection of the Lord Jesus.
This year, let us encourage one another to observe Lent in order to gain spiritual growth in our christian lives. Let us pray for one another, especially for those who do not observe Lent, that the Holy Spirit may kindle their hearts.
May the Lord Jesus bless you all during your spiritual journey.
In the love of the two Hearts,
Catholic Doors Ministry
P.O. Box 7615
S7K 4R4, Canada
February 29, 2012
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
During February, 2012, I added 12 new answers to the Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.) category. Catholic Doors Ministry now enjoys 580 F.A.Q. on the subject of the Catholic faith. This category has grown to be very popular, getting over 1,000 visitors per day. The new questions and answers are about: Cursed Objects, Dreamcatcher, Eucharistic Adoration In The Tabernacle, Eucharistic Exposition Of The Blessed Sacrament, Forced Confirmation, Funeral Eulogy, Marian Feast, Rite Of Committal, Secret Baptism, Sunday Obligation Versus The Liturgy Of The Word, Salvation In The Catholic Church, and Supporting Panhandlers. You can view the Frequently Asked Questions at: http://www.catholicdoors.com/faq/index.htm____________________________
I added eight March, 2012 homilies to the website. They are: Mar 11, 2012; 3 rd Sunday Of Lent. Mar 11, 2012; 3 rd Sunday Of Lent - Christian Initiation - First Scrutiny. Mar 18, 2012; 4 th Sunday Of Lent. Mar 18, 2012; 4 th Sunday Of Lent - Christian Initiation - Second Scrutiny. Mar 19, 2012; Solemnity of Saint Joseph. Mar 25, 2012; 5 th Sunday Of Lent. Mar 25, 2012; 5 th Sunday Of Lent - Christian Initiation - Third Scrutiny Mar 26, 2012; Annunciation Of The Lord. The following link will take you to those homilies: http://www.catholicdoors.com/homilies/index.htm____________________________
Fourteen prayers, including Prefaces, were added to the website during the past month. They are: Before Leaving For Apostolate (Mother Teresa), Eucharistic Adoration, Great Jubilee, Year 2000 # 1, Great Jubilee, Year 2000 # 2, Great Jubilee, Year 2000 # 3, and Great Jubilee, Year 2000 # 4. Please go to the following link to view the prayers: http://www.catholicdoors.com/prayers/index.htm Prefaces... Preface Of Reconciliation I, Preface Of Saint Joseph, Preface Of The Annunciation Of The Lord, Preface Of The Passion Of The Lord, Preface Of The 2 nd Sunday of Lent, Preface Of The 3 rd Sunday of Lent, Preface Of The 4 th Sunday of Lent, and Preface Of The 5 th Sunday of Lent. Please go to the following link to view the prayers: http://www.catholicdoors.com/prayers/prefaces.htm____________________________
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