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February 22, 2007



deacon dan, you are expressing this in a way that I have never really heard before, and giving me much to think about.

Something else that either I never knew, had forgotten, or that just never sank in is that Lent is a time for us to reflect on, and try to renew, our Baptismal vows (?). Three times in quick succession just before Ash Wednesday I heard this, and it really struck me. I'm wondering if this is something the Lord is trying to get me to notice this year, and I would be grateful to hear your thoughts on it sometime during Lent, if it is part of what might "unfold naturally" in your Lenten posts. Thanks if you can.

Steve Bogner

I find my approach and involvement in 'doing' Lent varies from year to year. One of the best things for me is to get one of the Little Black Books and let it guide my daily prayer.

Deacon DW

Thanks Steve, I don't know that the Little Black Book is all that available in my part of the world. I found some things about it on Google, but to be honest this is first time that I have really heard about it. Can you provide a good link or some other information on the Little Black Book?

Steve Bogner

Dan, you can order them from (the Diocese of Saginaw, MI puts them out, I believe). Here in Cincinnati, and in my former town of Tulsa, all the parishes order a bunch and give them out on Ash Wednesday & the Sunday before & after. I wish they had an online version, but so far it's only in print.

This came from my 'Lenten Sites' links on my blog - there are some other good ones there too that you might find useful.

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