Lent 2011

posted by Mike on March 8th, 2011

Tomorrow (March 9, 2011) is Ash Wednesday, the first day of 40 days of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving that we call Lent. This season ends on Easter Sunday.

My special project this year will be reading the gospel of Mark with a map in hand, as suggested by my bishop. Most Catholics give up eating mammals and birds on Fridays in Lent—for a long-time vegan like me, this isn’t a change, so I’m always experimenting with different fasts. This year, I’ll cut back my eating on Fridays to just a snack for breakfast. (The giving up soy idea is interesting, but hasn’t been fruitful for me.)

As usual, I also have an ambitious plan for reading and watching movies that connect with my search for Christ. If I get around to doing any of that, I’ll post my thoughts here.

One online prayer resource I’m going to try, for the first time, is Praying Lent. I’ll let you know how this goes.

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  1. On March 8, 2011 at 15:13 Lucas said:

    Hey Mike, that sounds great, God’s blessing on your plan, may it go well! We (The Woo) are doing some ambitious Lent stuff too. I’m expecting Worcester will be blessed by all this focus on Jesus happening.

  2. On March 9, 2011 at 08:23 Mike said:

    I gotta stop by the Woo soon, it’s been too long.

  3. On March 11, 2011 at 16:00 Mike Campbell said:

    Good luck Mike on your plan and we will be praying for you :)

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