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Into the desert

Published: February 9, 2008   

When Jesus spent 40 days in the desert he proved it is God who sustains us. The season of Lent (Feb. 6 – March 15) calls us into our own 40-day journey where we are to fast, pray and be “reconciled to God.” (2 Corinthians 5:20)

Click on a headline below to read selected stories from the special 2008 Lenten section which appeared in the Feb. 9, 2008, issue of Arkansas Catholic.

  • Praying Hours unites faithful in 'work of God'
    The Liturgy of the Hours is the official cycle for daily prayer in the Catholic Church. Open to all and intended to be shared in community, the structure of prayers for each time of day unites participants with the entire Church community and with a tradition that goes back to the time of the Apostles.

  • Spiritual works of mercy serve body of Christ
    Denying oneself of normal pleasures is only a small part of participating in Lent. If the focus ends there, then our connection with one another and the Body of Christ is shallow.

  • Resources to guide you on the Lenten journey
    Rather than just giving up your favorite foods, consider adding a spiritual practice during Lent. Here are a variety of options to choose from.

  • Favorite Family Food for Lent
    Want a family favorite recipe to add to your repertoire of traditional salmon patties, tuna casserole, grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup this Lent? Parishioners across the diocese shared 113 of their favorite meatless recipes with Arkansas Catholic.

  • Parishes plan special events during Lent
    Parishes in the Diocese of Little Rock provided their schedules for Lenten activities. Call the parish for details before making your plans to attend.

  • Questions about Lent

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