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Lenten Workshop [lots of ideas for all]
Catholic Culture.org ^ | Lent 2008 | Catholic Culture

Posted on 02/05/2008 9:44:59 PM PST by Salvation

 

 

Holy Week Stations of the Cross A Personal Program Lenten Activities Lenten Prayers & Hymns Information about Lent



TOPICS: Catholic; Prayer
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1 posted on 02/05/2008 9:45:02 PM PST by Salvation
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Information about Lent

Take up your cross and follow Jesus, and you will enter eternal life. If you die with Him, you will also live with Him, and if you share His suffering, you will also share His glory.

The Precepts of the Church
Coroporal & Spiritual Works of Mercy
The Stational Church

 


What Is Lent?

Welcome to the Lenten Workshop! As we enter this season in the spirit of the Church and of her liturgy we seek to wash away the stains of sin and to rid ourselves of all that prevents us from living a truly Christian life. We offer these instuctions, prayers and activities to help in our attempt to be united to our suffering Savior. The more perfectly we are united with Him in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and in the Eucharist the more we shall share His new life and glorification at Easter. We hope you will use the following links to discover the meaning of Lent.


2 posted on 02/05/2008 9:47:43 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Lenten Workshop Ping.


3 posted on 02/06/2008 5:43:42 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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This is great! Thanks.


4 posted on 02/06/2008 6:09:21 PM PST by baa39
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My pleasure!


5 posted on 02/06/2008 6:11:21 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Lenten 2008 bump.


6 posted on 02/06/2008 9:43:40 PM PST by Ciexyz
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Lenten Prayers and Hymns

"Address . . . one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart." "He who sings prays twice."

 


Lenten Prayers & Hymns

Lent is a good time to delve into the riches of the Church's prayers and hymns. The Catechism of the Catholic Church calls the musical tradition of the universal Church "a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art." While there are many to choose from we offer you the following and encourage you to explore further on your own.


7 posted on 02/09/2008 9:25:49 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Lenten prayer bump to all.


8 posted on 02/10/2008 9:25:01 PM PST by Ciexyz
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Enlighten, Lord, our hearts and our minds so that we may attain to eternal life and light.


Lenten Activities

This Lent why not take time to tap the treasuries of the Church's liturgy for your children? How many Catholics use only part of the Church's spiritual riches! We are called to restore things in Christ, so this Lent make time for God. Ordinarily we assign only minutes a day to Him. Yet we need Him so badly in every area of life. Use this section of Catholic Culture's site as a spring board of ideas that you can employ to impress upon your children the great mysteries which we are celebrating in the Lenten season.


9 posted on 02/14/2008 9:51:00 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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A Personal Program


Our daily life doesn't stop just because Lent is here. The challenge is to observe the spirit of Lent and perform the works of Lent while living in a secular culture, to remain in the world but not become a product of it.


A Personal Program

It should not be enough to slide through Lent by just observing the fast and abstinence laws. We should all undertake a Lenten program, an inward cleansing and purification, for oneself and the family. The program needs to be planned and organized. Ask the question: What shall I and my family do this year for Lent? Goals and activities should be realistic and reasonable.

The principal works of Lent can be divided into the following six categories:

  1. Fasting and Mortification
  2. Prayers
  3. Almsgiving
  4. Good Works
  5. Education
  6. Self-Denial

10 posted on 02/17/2008 5:15:27 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Click on link for the active Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross


Stations Home

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THE WAY OF THE CROSS

Adapted from St. Alphonsus Liguori

Before visiting the Stations, let each one make an act of contrition and form the intention of gaining the indulgences, whether for himself or for the souls in purgatory.

Act of Contrition

My Lord Jesus Christ, Thou hast made this journey to die for me with love unutterable, and I have so many times unworthily abandoned Thee; but now I love Thee with my whole heart, and because I love Thee I repent sincerely for having ever offended Thee. Pardon me, my God, and permit me to accompany Thee on this journey. Thou goest to die for love of me; I wish also, my beloved Redeemer, to die for love of Thee. My Jesus, I will live and die always united to Thee.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father

Stabat Mater dolorosa
Juxta crucem lacrymosa,
Dum pendebat Filius.
At the cross her station keeping,
Stood the mournful Mother weeping,
Close to Jesus to the last.

11 posted on 03/04/2008 5:31:19 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Stations Home

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FIRST STATION
Jesus is Condemned to Death

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider, that Jesus, after having been scourged and crowned with thorns, was unjustly condemned by Pilate to die on the cross.

My adorable Jesus, it was not Pilate, no, it was my sins, that condemned Thee to die. I beseech Thee, by the merits of this sorrowful journey, to assist my soul in its journey toward eternity. I love Thee, my beloved Jesus; I love Thee more than myself; I repent with my whole heart of having offended Thee. Never permit me to separate myself from Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father

Cujus animan gementem,
Contristatam, et dolentem,
Pertransivit gladius.
Through her heart, His sorrow sharing,
All His bitter anguish bearing,
Now at length the sword had passed.

12 posted on 03/09/2008 2:53:45 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Stations Home

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SECOND STATION
Jesus is Made to Bear His Cross

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider that Jesus, in making this journey with the cross on His shoulders, thought of us, and offered for us, to His Father, the death that He was about to undergo.

My most beloved Jesus, I embrace all the tribulations that Thou hast destined for me until death. I beseech Thee, by the merits of the pain Thou didst suffer in carrying Thy cross, to give me the necessary help to carry mine with perfect patience and resignation. I love Thee, Jesus, my love; I repent of having offended Thee. Never permit me to separate myself from Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father

O quam tristis et afflicta
Fuit illa benedicta
Mater Unigeniti.
Oh, how sad and sore distressed,
Was that Mother highly blessed
Of the sole-begotten One!

13 posted on 03/09/2008 2:55:23 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Stations Home

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THIRD STATION
Jesus Falls the First Time Under His Cross

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider this first fall of Jesus under His cross. His flesh was torn by the scourges, His head crowned with thorns, and He had lost a great quantity of blood. He was so weakened that He could scarcely walk, and yet He had to carry this great load upon His shoulders. The soldiers struck Him rudely, and thus He fell several times in His journey.

My beloved Jesus, it is not the weight of the cross, but of my sins, which has made Thee suffer so much pain. Ah, by the merits of this first fall, deliver me from the misfortune of falling into mortal sin. I love Thee, O my Jesus, with my whole heart; I repent of having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father

Quae moerebat, et dolebat,
Pia Mater, dum videbat
Nati poenas inclyti.
Christ above in torment hangs,
She beneath beholds the pangs
Of her dying, glorious Son.

14 posted on 03/09/2008 2:56:57 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Stations Home

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FOURTH STATION
Jesus Meets His Afflicted Mother

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider, the meeting of the Son and the Mother, which took place on this journey. Jesus and Mary looked at each other, and their looks became as so many arrows to wound those hearts which loved each other so tenderly.

My most loving Jesus, by the sorrow Thou didst experience in this meeting, grant me the grace of a truly devoted love for Thy most holy Mother. And thou, my Queen, who was overwhelmed with sorrow, obtain for me by thy intercession a continual and tender remembrance of the Passion of thy Son. I love Thee, Jesus, my love; I repent of ever having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father

Quis est homo qui non flerent,
Matrem Christi si videret
In tanto supplicio?
Is there one who would not weep
Whelmed in miseries so deep
Christ's dear Mother to behold?

15 posted on 03/11/2008 5:03:34 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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FIFTH STATION
Simon Helps Jesus to Carry His Cross

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider that the Jews, seeing that at each step Jesus, from weakness, was on the point of expiring, and fearing that He would die on the way when they wished Him to die the ignominious death of the cross, constrained Simon the Cyrenian to carry the cross behind Our Lord.

My most sweet Jesus, I will not refuse the cross as the Cyrenian did; I accept it, I embrace it. I accept in particular the death that Thou hast destined for me with all the pains which may accompany it; I unite it to Thy death, I offer it to Thee. Thou has died for love of me, I will die for love of Thee, and to please Thee. Help me by Thy grace. I love Thee, Jesus, my love; I repent of having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father

Quis non posset contristari,
Christi Matrem contemplari
Dolentem cum Filio?
Can the human heart refrain
From partaking in her pain,
In that Mother's pain untold?

16 posted on 03/11/2008 5:04:18 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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SIXTH STATION
Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider that the holy woman named Veronica, seeing Jesus so afflicted, and His face bathed in sweat and blood, presented Him with a towel with which He wiped His adorable face, leaving on it the impression of His holy countenance.

My most beloved Jesus, Thy face was beautiful before, but in this journey it has lost all its beauty, and wounds and blood have disfigured it. Alas! my soul also was once beautiful, when it received Thy grace in Baptism; but I have disfigured it since by my sins. Thou alone, my Redeemer, canst restore it to its former beauty. Do this by Thy Passion, O Jesus. I repent of having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father

Pro peccatis Suae gentis
Vidit Jesum in tormentis,
Et flagellis subditum.
Bruised, derided, cursed, defiled,
She beheld her tender Child,
All with bloody scourges rent.

17 posted on 03/11/2008 5:05:21 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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SEVENTH STATION
Jesus Falls the Second Time

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider the second fall of Jesus under the cross—a fall which renews the pain of all the wounds of the head and members of our afflicted Lord.

My most gentle Jesus, how many times Thou hast pardoned me, and how many times have I fallen again, and begun again to offend Thee! Oh, by the merits of this new fall, give me the necessary helps to persevere in Thy grace until death. Grant that in all temptations which assail me I may always commend myself to Thee. I love Thee, Jesus, my love, with my whole heart; I repent of having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father

Vidit suum dulcem Natum
Moriendo desolatum
Dum emisit spiritum.
For the sins of His own nation
Saw Him hang in desolation
Till His spirit forth He sent.

18 posted on 03/13/2008 9:48:54 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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EIGHTH STATION
Jesus Speaks to the Women of Jerusalem

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider that those women wept with compassion at seeing Jesus in so pitiable a state, streaming with blood, as He walked along. But Jesus said to them, "Weep not for Me but for your children."

My Jesus, laden with sorrows, I weep for the offenses that I have committed against Thee, because of the pains which they have deserved, and still more because of the displeasure which they have caused Thee, Who hast loved me so much. It is Thy love, more than the fear of hell, which causes me to weep for my sins. My Jesus, I love Thee more than myself; I repent of having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father

Eia Mater, fons amoris,
Me sentire vim doloris
Fac, ut tecum lugeam.
O Thou Mother! fount of love,
Touch my spirit from above.
Make my heart with thine accord.

19 posted on 03/13/2008 9:49:37 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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NINTH STATION
Jesus Falls the Third Time

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider the third fall of Jesus Christ. His weakness was extreme, and the cruelty of His executioners excessive, who tried to hasten His steps when He had scarcely strength to move.

Ah, my outraged Jesus, by the merits of the weakness Thou didst suffer in going to Calvary, give me strength sufficient to conquer all human respect and all my wicked passions, which have led me to despise Thy friendship. I love Thee, Jesus, my love, with my whole heart; I repent of having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father

Fac ut ardeat cor meum
In amando Christum Deum
Ut sibi complaceam.
Make me feel as Thou hast felt:
Make my soul to glow and melt
With the love of Christ, my Lord.

20 posted on 03/13/2008 9:50:27 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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TENTH STATION
Jesus is Stripped of His Garments

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider the violence with which the executioners stripped Jesus. His inner garments adhered to His torn flesh and they dragged them off so roughly that the skin came with them.

My innocent Jesus, by the merits of the torment which Thou hast felt, help me to strip myself of all affection to things of earth, in order that I may place all my love in Thee, Who art so worthy of my love. I love Thee, O Jesus, with my whole heart; I repent of having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father

Sancta Mater, istud agas,
Crucifixi fige plagas
Cordi meo valide.
Holy Mother! pierce me through.
In my heart each wound renew
Of my Saviour crucified.

21 posted on 03/13/2008 9:51:02 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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ELEVENTH STATION
Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider that Jesus, after being thrown on the cross, extended His hands, and offered to His eternal Father the sacrifice of His life for our salvation. These barbarians fastened Him with nails; and then, raising the cross, left Him to die with anguish on this infamous gibbet.

My Jesus, nail my heart to Thy feet, that it may ever remain there to love Thee, and never quit Thee again. I love Thee more than myself; I repent of having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father

Tui Nati vulnerati,
Tam dignati pro me pati,
Poenas mecum divide.
Let me share with thee His pain,
Who for all our sins was slain,
Who for me in torments died.

22 posted on 03/15/2008 9:33:44 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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TWELFTH STATION
Jesus Dies on the Cross

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider how thy Jesus, after three hours of agony on the cross, consumed at length with anguish, abandons Himself to the weight of His body, bows His head, and dies.

O my dying Jesus, I kiss devoutly the cross on which Thou didst die for love of me. I have merited by my sins to die a miserable death, but Thy death is my hope. Ah, by the merits of Thy death, give me grace to die, embracing Thy feet and burning with love of Thee. I commit my soul into Thy hands. I love Thee with my whole heart; I repent of ever having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father

Fac me tecum pie flere,
Crucifixo condolere,
Donec ego vixero.
Let me mingle tears with thee,
Mourning Him Who mourned for me,
All the days that I may live.

23 posted on 03/15/2008 9:34:23 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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THIRTEENTH STATION
Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider that, our Lord having expired, two of His disciples, Joseph and Nicodemus, took Him down from the cross, and placed Him in the arms of His afflicted Mother, who received Him with unutterable tenderness, and pressed Him to her bosom.

O Mother of Sorrow, for the love of this Son, accept me for thy servant and pray to Him for me. And Thou, my Redeemer, since Thou hast died for me, permit me to love Thee; for I wish but Thee, my Jesus, and I repent of ever having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father

Juxta Crucem tecum stare,
Et me tibi sociare
In plactu desidero.
By the cross with Thee to stay,
There with Thee to weep and pray,
Is all I ask of Thee to give.

24 posted on 03/15/2008 9:35:10 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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FOURTEENTH STATION
Jesus is Placed in the Sepulchre

V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Consider that the disciples carried the body of Jesus to bury it, accompanied by His holy Mother, who arranged it in the sepulchre with her own hands. They then closed the tomb and all withdrew.

Ah, my buried Jesus, I kiss the stone that encloses Thee. But Thou didst rise again the third day. I beseech Thee, by Thy resurrection, make me rise glorious with Thee at the last day, to be always united with Thee in heaven, to praise Thee and love Thee forever. I love Thee, and I repent of ever having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father

Virgo virginum praeclara,
Mihi jam non sis amara;
Fac me tecum plangere.
Virgin of all virgins best!
Listen to my fond request:
Let me share thy grief divine.

25 posted on 03/15/2008 9:35:55 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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My people, what have I done to you? How have I offended you?
Answer me!


Holy Week

The three last days of Holy Week are often called the Sacred Triduum. This period may be considered from a threefold viewpoint:

1. These days bring to a climax and to a conclusion our preparation for Easter.

2. But these three days are already a part of Easter; for there is an inseparable union between the Death and Resurrection of Christ—the two together constitute the Easter mystery.

3. These three days may, nevertheless, be regarded as a unit in themselves, a true triduum or trilogy, a three-art drama on Christ's redemptive work. — Excerpted from The Church's Year of Grace by Pius Parsch


26 posted on 03/16/2008 7:52:08 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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