Thursday, February 25, 2010

From Psalm 119

Today at Midday Prayer (Sext) the last phrase here grabbed me for some reason.

"Be kind to your servant that I may live, that I may keep your word.
Open my eyes to see clearly the wonders of your teachings.
I am a sojourner in the land ......."

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. A few useful links:

Praying Lent 2010 from Creighton University.

The Spiritual Exercises Blog, follow meditations based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola during Lent.

Aggie Catholics Annual Lenten Megapost plus Compulsory Ash Wednesday Reading and Viewing from the same blog. A day late but oh, well.

A Comprehensive Guide to Lent: History, Resources, Links, and FAQ from ChurchYear.Net including their fine Church Fathers Lenten Reading Plan.

This plan is included in the Fr. Jerabek's Lenten Reading Plans page along with ones dedicated to the saints, to Fr. Faber and Cardinal Newman, and to St. Jean Marie Vianney.

This blogger links to a plan based on the writings of St. John Climacus, Thoughts on the Ladder of Divine Ascent, as well as a sermon by Metropolitan Jonah of the Orthodox Church in America.