Spirituality

Journey through Lent with those who know the way

Saints -- those holy men and women proclaimed by the church throughout history, can guide us during the Lenten season. Learn how in this package of three resources from our partner Catholic News Service.

Jesus heals blindness, both physical and spiritual

In his commentary on the Mass for Laetare Sunday, Msgr. Joseph Prior shows how Jesus reveals himself as the light of the world, even as we walk by faith through this sacred time of Lent.

Readings of the holy Mass – Fourth Sunday of Lent

Read or listen to the readings before Mass with the resources below from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, using the New American Bible, Revised Edition.

Three saints for the three pillars of Lent

Consider St. Katharine Drexel, St. Ignatius of Loyola and Venerable Matt Talbot when practicing prayer, fasting and almsgiving this lenten season, writes Effie Caldarola.

Saints to know during Lent

This Lent, Maureen Pratt is getting to know some holy men and women in church history. She doesn't have a "favorite" saint but with each one she "meets," she discovers what it means to live with courage, love and faith.

Saints with feast days this Lent

The feast days of saints appearing on the calendar -- from SS. Felicity and Perpetua to St. Joseph -- during Lent offer great examples for living the faith, writes Paul Senz.

Jesus’ feeling of abandonment shines light on his humanity

A reader has a hard time understanding how Jesus could feel abandoned on the cross. Father Ken Doyle explains the answer lies in how Jesus during his passion uses two names to address his Father.

To quench thirsts of any kind, Jesus is the living water

Msgr. Joseph Prior comments on the imagery of water in the readings for the Third Sunday of Lent, which point to the sacrifice of Jesus leading to the baptismal waters of Easter.

Readings of the holy Mass – Third Sunday of Lent

Read or listen to the readings before Mass with the resources below from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, using the New American Bible, Revised Edition.

What a simple tweet said about the bluntness of Scripture

Her parish's Twitter feed exploded over its "Remember you are dust" tweet, and Gina Christian wondered why. The ashes we received give a reminder that the Lord can heal us when we come just as we are.