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40 Day Challenge

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Podcast: 40 Days, 40 Ways – A New Look at Lent

This podcast from February 2016 discusses Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio’s book, 40 Days, 40 Ways: A New Look on Lent, and explores how this resource can give us a fresh perspective and new practical suggestions to make this Lent different from what we’ve experienced in the...

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Prayer, Fasting and Mercy

The key penitential practices of Lent-prayer, fasting, and almsgiving or mercy are here explained by one of the greatest preachers of the early Church. Saint Peter Chrysologus shows how Lenten prayer, mercy and fasting are one, and they give life to each other....

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Overcoming Temptation in Christ – Augustine

Augustine, reflecting on how the Lord Jesus Christ was tempted in the wilderness for forty days, points out that it is only by means of overcoming trials and temptations that we progress in the spiritual life and grow in holiness....