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Lessons through Failure

Lessons through Failure

by: Ron Rolheiser, OMI in Articles,

What’s to be learned through failure, through being humbled by our own faults? Generally that’s the only way we grow. In being humbled by our own inadequacies we learn those lessons in life that we are deaf to when we are strutting in confidence and pride.

Jeremy Hunt to focus on persecuted Christians during Lent

Jeremy Hunt to focus on persecuted Christians during Lent

by: Liz Dodd-The Tablet in Activities,

 The Foreign Office is to highlight the cases of persecuted Christians during Lent, the Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced on Ash Wednesday. “It is shocking that 245 million Christians worldwide are currently facing persecution,” he said in a video message.

An Honorable Defeat

An Honorable Defeat

by: Ron Rolheiser, OMI in Articles,

Earthly defeat, for us, can still be victory, just as earthily victory can be a sad defeat. Indeed, in a Christian perspective, without even considering the next life, sometimes our defeats and humiliations are what allows depth and richer life to flow into us and sometimes our victories rob us of the very things that bring us community, intimacy, and happiness.

TIME OF LENT

TIME OF LENT

by: Fr. Fernando Armellini in Articles,

As preparation for Easter Christians introduced the custom of observing two days of prayer, reflection, and fast to express their sorrow for the death of Christ. They gradually prolonged the period of preparation: in the third century it became a week, then three weeks until on the fourth century it extended to forty days: Lent thus began. The Council of Nicea (325 A.D) speaks of “the forty days” as an institution known to all and spread everywhere.

Celibacy - A Personal Apology

Celibacy - A Personal Apology

by: Ron Rolheiser, OMI in Articles,

As a vowed, religious celibate I’m very conscious that today celibacy, whether lived out in a religious commitment or in other circumstances, is suspect, under siege, and is offering too little by way of a helpful apologia to its critics.