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Why Should We Fast?

Why Christians Fast

Many people fast and may not understand why they do what they do. Here are some reasons why you should fast. We are well into the Lenten season and a common practice during Lent is that a fasting. Unfortunately, many ...

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We Have Lost A Sense Of Sin

Show mercy and forgive family

We are well into the first week of Lent and you will notice there is a common theme in the readings at Holy Mass – it is repentance.  There is the familiar song of “Come back to me”, turn away ...

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Jesus’ Temptation And What It Means To Us

The Christian Life Will Have Challenges

The Gospel reading for this weekend spoke of a time of solitude for Jesus in the desert immediately after his baptism by John.  You may recall that this was just prior to the start of Jesus’ public ministry. The whole ...

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Is This The Fast God Wants?

Very often at the beginning of Lent, many are concerned with fasting and what they should give up for Lent. The incredible thing is that as Lent is over – if not before it is – many pick back up ...

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What Would Moses Say To Us?

Prepare a way

As we begin our journey through Lent, I challenge you – especially my countryman; citizens of Trinidad and Tobago – to take the Word of God to heart.  Personalize it and take it very seriously.  See what is happening around ...

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Come Back To Me – With All Your Hearts

Come Back To Me

  Today the Holy Roman Catholic Church begins a new period of lent, that beautiful season when Holy Mother Church challenges the faithful to take stock of their lives and to repent. For those of us who will go to ...

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What Lent Is – What Lent Is Not

Forth Joyful Mystery - The Presentation

What Is Lent – Explained There are many here in Trinidad and Tobago who believe that Lent is something that Catholics do to try to cleanse themselves from the sin and debauchery they would have indulged in over the carnival ...

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Lent – What It Is (Catholic Encyclopedia)


Origin of the word The Teutonic word Lent, which we employ to denote the forty days’ fast preceding Easter, originally meant no more than the spring season. Still it has been used from the Anglo-Saxon period to translate the more ...

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Stations Of The Cross

Forth Sorrowful Mystery - Carring of the Cross

The Way of the Cross, also called the Stations of the Cross, are a means to pray and meditate on Christ’s most holy sacrifice for us. It is divided into fourteen stations, starting from when He was condemned to his ...

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Prayer, Fasting, Abstinence, Alms-giving

Lent is a time for deep reflection and spiritual renewal, a time to analyze one’s relationships with God and with others. The Church also calls Catholics to a spirit of penance, above all fasting, prayer and alms-giving, “which express conversion ...

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