Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Holy Tuesday 2011

Image by Vinoth Chandar

Still trying to figure out what to give up this Holy Week? Here are some suggestions
from One Catholic Life: 

1-10: The Usuals:

  1. Give up candy/sweets.
  2. Give up television time.
  3. Give up eating snacks between meals.
  4. Give up or limit soda or coffee.
  5. Give up or limit video games.
  6. Spend more time with family.
  7. Give to the poor.
  8. Do an extra chore each day.
  9. Perform a random act of kindness.
  10. Spend more time in prayer.

11-20: Prayer

  1. Pray a book of scripture using lectio divina.
  2. Attend Mass on a weekday (every day if possible).
  3. Pray the rosary each day, alone or with your family.
  4. Prayerfully read Abandonment to Divine Providence.
  5. Make a special prayer notebook and list all the people in your life who need prayers; pray for them each day. Add someone new every day.
  6. Learn to pray the Liturgy of the Hours.
  7. Make a commitment to attend Eucharistic Adoration regularly.
  8. Commit to examining your conscience each evening.
  9. Pray the Jesus Prayer throughout the day.
  10. Pray the Angelus each day at noon.

31-40: For Internet Users/Bloggers

  1. Set time limits on overall online time.
  2. Limit Facebook time.
  3. Limit Myspace time.
  4. Resist making or adding to lists that rank people.
  5. Share one spiritual video with your online network once a week.
  6. Blog about the poor once a week.
  7. Add a spiritual blog to your blog reader.
  8. Subscribe to a prayer podcast like Pray As You Go or Pray Station Portable.
  9. Leave an encouraging or positive comment on a different blog each day.
  10. Help a new blogger by sending traffic their way.

51-60: For Those With Lives Out of Balance

  1. Go for a walk each day with a loved one and talk about life and faith.
  2. Take the kids to the park each week for some carefree time.
  3. Give up fast food and give the money to charity.
  4. Exercise each day.
  5. Spend at least half an hour each day in meaningful conversation with your spouse.
  6. Go on a Lenten retreat.
  7. Pray with Sacred Space each day.
  8. Commit to a daily 3 Minute Retreat.
  9. Begin the online 34-week Retreat for Everyday Life.
  10. Give up your most unhealthy habit.

90-101: Potpourri

  1. Begin to receive the Sacrament of Penance weekly.
  2. Give up foul language.
  3. Give up gossiping.
  4. Read and study Healing the Culture.
  5. Study the life of a different saint each day.
  6. Cook dinner each night for your family if someone else normally does.
  7. Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
  8. Carry extra food in your car, purse or backpack to give to street corner beggars.
  9. Begin practicing socially conscious investing.
  10. Spend a week meditating on each of the seven principles of Catholic social teaching.
  11. Make breakfast each morning for your family.

Click HERE for the entire list.

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