19 February 2007

Lenten Reading

Over at The Universe forum, Mr Bleaney has recommended a site he has found with a "Church Fathers Lenten Reading Plan: With Texts". Right click on http://www.churchyear.net/lentfathers.html and "Save Target As" to your PC and behold! a .pdf file with readings for every day of Lent will be vouchsafed unto you.

Put more simply: you get a reading for each day of Lent, starting on Ash Wednesday with the Didache and going on to St Leo the Great. Each day's reading should take about 10-15 minutes. And as you've downloaded them to your PC you have no excuse: a quarter of an hour at the start of your browsing and offer up the opportunity to lose a quarter of an hour to secular pursuits. Log on to http://www.radioset.info/ for Gregorian and Mediaeval music to put you in a suitable frame of mind and read, learn, and pray.

And in answer to the most repeated question a Catholic can receive, as well as spiritual reading, I'm giving up alcohol during the week.


fr paul harrison said...

Thanks for the link, they are now on my computer.

I'm giving up biscuits and crisps for Lent!


fr paul harrison

Mulier Fortis said...

That takes care of the prayer and penance... so what's the almsgiving?

Ttony said...

The almsgiving will be trying to smoke less and giving any savings to the poor box. My aim is an ounce of pipe tobacco a week less without any form of cigar-like compensation.

I have told Mac privately that in view of what Fr Hereneuticofcontinuity has recounted of her deeds, this seems a bit pathetic. I will do more.

Mulier Fortis said...

Oho.. no, fighting the dreaded weed is a mammoth task. Go for it!