Where I Spent My Time Online - Lent Prep 2015

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In preparation of Lent, I spent some time online looking for new ways to celebrate this, my favorite time of year.  Yes, I used “celebrate” and “favorite” in the same sentence as Lent!  There is such joy in practicing the disciplines of fasting, almsgiving and prayer – yes, joy!  I can already detect a slight amelioration in my spiritual life!

 Catholic Sistas – Lenten Instagram Photo-A-Day Journey 2015

I am totally addicted to photo-a-day challenges!  For Advent I was ambitious and created my own, but decided with my present workload, and the awesomeness of this (and the Busted Halo #InstaLent challenge); I would be a follower instead of a leader this Lent.   The image below lists the daily themes – but for full details on how to participate visit the Catholic Sistas website!

CSLENTIPJ, CatholicSisats, 2015, Used with Permission

CSLENTIPJ, CatholicSista.com, 2015, Used with Permission

Catholicmom.com — Meatless Fridays

While this fabulous column is available all year long (see quote below as to why); my family follows this discipline only during Lent.   Though the more time I spend looking at these delicious options, the more I am considering observing this practice year-round.

Friday should be in each week something of what Lent is in the entire year. For this reason we urge all to prepare for that weekly Easter that comes with each Sunday by freely making of every Friday a day of self-denial and mortification in prayerful remembrance of the passion of Jesus Christ.”   USCCB, Pastoral Statement on Penance and Abstinence.

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Blessed Is She – #BISsisterhood Link-Up // Lent

I am not exactly sure how I discovered Blessed Is She – I will go with the Holy Spirit – I am just glad I did.  There can never be enough support for women on their Catholic faith journey.  I have enjoyed the regional Facebook Community and the Twitter chats.

#BISSisterhood LinkUp, Blessed is She, 2015, Used with Permission

#BISsisterhood Link-Up, Blessed is She, 2015, Used with Permission

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Copyright 2015 Allison Gingras

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Allison Gingras, founder www.ReconciledToYou.com (RTY); and host of A Seeking Heart on Breadbox Media weekdays 10 am ET. Allison created the "Words with" daily devotional App Series: Words with Jesus and Words with Mary. Allison offers retreats and talks on: Forgiveness; Works of Mercy; Trust and JOY!

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