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Brother Francis Lent Meditations #2 - A Time to Give Things Up

Lent

Brother Francis Lent Meditations #2 - A Time to Give Things Up

We have another Lent meditation from Brother Francis for you and your kiddos! These meditations are part of a new Brother Francis Lent episode, which is currently in production and will be available early next year! These will stay available until the end of this month, so feel free to share or come back and view it again! 

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Teaching Our Children to Love Lent

Lent Prayer Rosary Stations of the Cross

Teaching Our Children to Love Lent

By Desiree Hausam

As Lent comes around this year, I am thinking hard about preparing my kids for this season. 

The lessons and the opportunities of Lent are something that, in the busy whirl of family life, is easy for me to gloss over. I’m not proud of that, but it’s my reality right now.

But, I was struck by our priest’s homily the other day with a reminder of how profoundly important it is to lean into this special season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. It’s critical that we teach our kids to love Lent and how it teaches us to turn away from the world, even from things that are otherwise good, for the sake of learning to love our Savior better. The prayers and the sacrifices that we and our kids lift up matter. 

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Brother Francis Lent Meditations #1 - A Time to Repent

Lent Repentance

Brother Francis Lent Meditations #1 - A Time to Repent

We are excited to share with you a few of the Lent Meditations that are currently in production for a new Brother Francis episode for Lent! (Slotted for release in early 2022!) Come back each Sunday in March to view a new one!

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The True Meaning of "Giving Something Up"

Ash Wednesday Lent

The True Meaning of "Giving Something Up"

By Allison Gingras

As a child, you may have thought Lent meant giving up chocolate. Helping children understand the blessing of all three Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving can enhance the entire family’s Lenten experience. 

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Explaining Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving to Kids 

Alms Ash Wednesday Fasting Lent Prayer

Explaining Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving to Kids 

By Colleen Pressprich

Prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are the three pillars of Lent, meant to guide us deeper into this penitential season. As adults, this can come naturally to us, but when it comes to explaining it to our children and engaging them in the activities, that can be trickier.

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