If you think your Lenten penances are difficult, taking this quiz will help put them in perspective! (P.S. Please don’t try extreme penances without the approval of your spiritual director.)
Marianna Schmiesing ’18 writes that solitude can be terrifying, but it enables us to see ourselves in a context that promotes spiritual growth.
There’s a common phrase we hear when discussing our faith. Perhaps you’ve heard it in class. Possibly, you’ve read it in a blog post. Maybe, you heard your favorite Catholic speaker lay claim to it, nodding your head and thinking, “yeah man, that.”
Of all the moments during the momentous Easter Vigil at Franciscan University, perhaps the one with the most palpable joy comes when the Church receives her new members with open arms and often spontaneous applause.
Palm Sunday, April 14 Mass in Christ the King Chapel: 8:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 15 Mass in Christ the King Chapel: 6:30 a.m. 12:05 p.m. Mass Canceled: 4:45 p.m. Chrism Mass at St. Peter’s Catholic Church: 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 Mass in Christ the King Chapel: 6:30 a.m.…
Every year when Palm Sunday comes around, we’re faced with a dilemma when we get home: What do I do with my palms now?
That unfulfilled nature of being human, and of yearning for something more, for God, is a common theme during Lent. We wear ashes to remind us we’re dust. We fast to feel hunger. We walk the stations of the cross, shifting our weight uncomfortably as we hear “If this cup shall pass,” while knowing full well it won’t. We’re well aware there’s a cost to discipleship—and it often comes with walking away from the one thing we’ve convinced ourselves we need.
I was eight years old when I went to confession for the first time. The whole idea of confession terrified me. Already very shy and mortally afraid of talking to people, I was not looking forward to telling a stranger all the bad things I had done. The church was very bright and very full…
Lent doesn’t need to be all about giving things up. It can also be about deepening our desire to grow closer to God through adding items and activities to our life. One way to do that is picking up a good book.
Giving up wing night or pepperoni pizza can be a challenge during the Lenten season. After the 15th vegetable disguised as meat appears on your plate, you may feel ready to pull your tongue out. But really, Lent doesn’t need to end in desperately pleading with angels for an end to the avocados.