Theology on the Vine from Feb. 2, 2017 is now online.
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Old Testament Lessons
For Politics Today
Ash Wednesday is March 1.
Why do more people go to Church on Ash Wednesday than on any other day of the year, including Christmas and Easter?
What is Ash Wednesday, and what is Lent really about?
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Theology on the Vine is open to all adults of any faith or none.
Doors open at 6:45 pm
From 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm enjoy a free glass of wine or other beverage, a light snack, and good conversation.
Fr. Mario will get the presentation started at 7:30’ish with plenty of time available for your questions before we conclude at 9:00 pm.
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Prepare for Lent.
Article 1 - “The Ashes of Lent" (Read the full article from Ron Rolheiser OMI)
Do you have questions about Ash Wednesday? About Lent? How long is it really? Ashes? Giving something up? The Scrutinies? Penance, Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving? Then you may want to read these articles from Catholic Online:
Article 2 - "Ash Wednesday"
Article 3 - "FAQs About Lent"
Giving something up or fasting during Lent often cause us a little pain. Making changes in our lives and “turning away from sin” can also be painful because of our resistance. Illness, death, other losses may haunt us throughout our lives. What role does pain play in our lives? The following article is from "WhyPain.org".
Article 4 - "Benefits of Suffering"
Our culture is being taught that what matters most is “acquiring things”, “possessing things” and even the belief that we are “owed things”. Lent is a time to offer up the pain of withdrawal from these tendencies and to consider what really matters. In this article Ron Rolheiser shows us that we really don’t own anything – it is all “Ad Usam”.
Article 5 - "Ad Usam"