Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Lent – Celebrate Traditions!

 

Since Lent always starts on a Wednesday, the day before is always called Mardi Gras. It means "Fat Tuesday" because it is associated with great food and parties.
What is Lent? Lent is a season of the Christian Calendar for preparation to Easter.
When is Lent? It is the forty days before Easter. Lent excludes Sundays because every Sunday is like a little Easter. 
Mardi Gras is the day before Lent, which begins with Ash Wednesday. 

How to celebrate lent? This year it's from February 10 (Ash Wednesday) to March 27 (Easter), 2016. Join in a forty days of fasting, praying and Alms giving.


Praying: You can pray while you walk, drive or in a private area.   Use any devotional prayer book or music to   create a time of quiet listening to God.

Alms Giving: You can collect food for the needy, friend or family. Serving others is one way we serve God. 


Fasting: You can fast by cutting out some food or things in your life that distract you from God. For example let go, social media, soft drinks, candies or even cigarette. You might skip one meal a day, but always drink plenty of water. 


40 Days Activity for Lent

                   1. Draw forty leaves walk and put color each day of Lent.
                   2. During your forty days-walk DO something for others.

                   3. At the last day of Lent draw a colorful butterfly.
                           




Handmade Cross for Lent

                                1. Create your own cross with dry Palms.

                                2. If you don't have dry Palms, use recycle supplies.

                                3. Pray daily with your Lenten Cross.



Operation Rice Bowl

                                1. Order your envelop and bowl  online 

                                2. Fast and give to others

                                3.  Donate to Operation Rice Bowl for Lent 

                                      Visit: http://www.crsricebowl.org/





Catholic Cuisine for Lent



Art designed by Lisa Waters
Review by Author Lisa Waters - March 2016

"Reading Author Maritza Martinez Mejia’s Hazel Eyes is somewhat of a mesmerizing memoir. It’s never very easy to write about one’s life, but the author captures the essence of her life in a way that’s unquestionably an outstanding and unbelievable journey. You’ll discover the young life of the author, her struggles and challenges living in Colombia, growing up and being subjected to worldly influences whereby she began to rebel. The author reveals how God touched her and she underwent a transformation not only in life but her views and behavior. During her early adult life she embarked upon a pilgrimage to Monte Carmelo in central Chile where she witnessed a miraculous apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus and you’ll learn how her life progressed. The memoir will leave you in awe, fill you with hope, encourage you to renew your faith, cherish life, believe in the power of the Lord, and most of all bestow the acts of kindness and love upon all mankind."

You can now order Maritza Martinez Mejia's Books online: http://www.amazon.com/Maritza-Martinez-Mejia/e/B009DKDXFW. Thank you for your support!



40 Easter Children's Books for Lent

     For Lent, Let go things to be closer to God

Have a Blessed Lent!