Lent with the Desert Fathers: A Series on Fasting and Simplicity

Each Friday through Lent I will be posting about a particular aspect of the practices of fasting and simplicity as seen through the lens of the desert tradition. The posts will include a saying from the desert fathers, a reflection on that saying, suggestions for applying the saying to our lives, and a prayer. This series of posts was originally written for and included in … Continue reading Lent with the Desert Fathers: A Series on Fasting and Simplicity

The Season of Advent – Holy Waiting and Watching

A new liturgical year begins this coming Sunday, November 29, 2009, with the First Sunday of Advent. The Season of Advent consists of the four Sundays before Christmas. The liturgical color for Advent is purple or sometimes blue. We will begin a new liturgical cycle of seasons, feasts and fasts, and scripture lessons. This year the gospel will focus on the Gospel according to Luke … Continue reading The Season of Advent – Holy Waiting and Watching