Lent is an opportunity for us to take a break from the hectic pace of our lives and reflect on the ways God is challenging us to grow. Traditionally, we do this through prayer, reflection, and fasting. Some people like to "give something up" for Lent, others prefer to do something additional that allows them to live the call of Jesus to love God and our neighbor more deeply. There is no right or wrong way to observe Lent as long as you stay open to the way that God is calling you to a deeper love with God and creation.
One way that our community is the "Two Minutes Deeper" program.
During the Sundays in Lent, the Cathedral Community will conclude Sunday liturgies with a brief reflection in response to the question, "Who is Jesus?" These reflections - just two minutes long - will draw from a book titled, Jesus: A Pilgrimage, by Fr. James Martin, the popular Jesuit author and lecturer. The idea is to feed the soul with some prayerful, interesting and sometimes provocative insights about Jesus as we prepare for Holy Week and Easter.
These reflections are meant to be easy to consume, but ripe for future contemplation. Each week, you'll receive a handout that includes the text of the reflection and suggestions for further reading or study. In addition, you''ll find displays in the narthex intended to supplement the reflections you'll hear. We hop this enhances your Lenten prayer.
If Art is more your style of reflection, check these out:
Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion: CLICK HERE for a reflection on Wilhelm Morgner, “Entry of Christ into Jerusalem,” 1912 *
* All of these are created and provided by Loyola Press