Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What a busy day!


Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, the primary penitential season in the Catholic Church liturgical year, reflecting the forty days Jesus Christ spent in the desert in fasting and prayer. Lent is a time to prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. As a Catholic, I am expected to fast today and that is what I am doing.

Today also begins the Spring 2009 40 Days for Life, a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil; to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life and, thus, bring an end to abortion in America.

Read more about it here and consider getting involved, as I am, if there is a 40 Days for Life in your community: 40 Days for Life

Finally, today is my 31st wedding anniversary. Join me as I reflect on my sacrament of marriage by viewing some yesteryear images from our Saturday evening wedding ceremony at St. Francis Catholic Church, 3 blocks away from where I currently live:



Happy Anniversary

All I can say is what a busy day!

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary and enjoy a wonderful Lental journey over the next 40 days.
-Chris

Charles Long said...

Happy Anniversary!

pierini said...

Thank you Chris and Charles.

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary, pierini, albeit a day late.

I enjoy your blog.


MBS

pierini said...

Hi MBS, thanks for stopping by, the well wish and compliment.

Have a great day!