This year Pope Benedict draws on Hebrews 10:24 for his Lenten message.
He points out that this one verse teaches us three important things about living a Christian life: responsibility towards each other, the gift or reciprocity and personal holiness. I highly recommend taking the time to read the Lent 2012 Message. It isn’t long.
For Lent, our family focuses on three things: Fasting, Praying and Almsgiving. Last year we chose a variety of activities to help prepare ourselves for the celebration of Easter. This year we’ve decided to keep things simple because we’ll have a newborn to care for soon. Here a few things we’ve decided to do.
Friday Lenten Meals. Our family will eat simple vegetarian meals each Friday during Lent.
I will continue to read daily from A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms.
My husband will go to daily mass twice a week, on Wednesdays and Fridays.
We will use the Development and Peace 2012 Solidarity Calendar. I really like this year’s calendar. There’s a bean growing activity, which will be fun for the little ones, and a focus on the environment and cultivating justice.