Last Minute Ideas for Lent

Are you ready for Lent? Ready or not, here it comes! Danielle shares some of her plans for this Lent and offers encouragement for others to plan their Lent as well. She also shares advice on how to think about Lent and setting expectations for it.

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We need to open ourselves up to the work God wants to do in our hearts and in our souls.


From Danielle

Ready or not, here Lent comes! If you missed my conversation about Lent last year with Father Mark-Mary Ames, you will definitely want to check it out. He has such an encouraging way of talking about our approach to Lent, you will love it.

This week, I share what I am considering doing this year in terms of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving for Lent, in the hopes that you might be encouraged to think along these lines as well.

Lent is not something we can accomplish or win or fail at. The most important thing is to be open to what God wants for you this Lenten season and to pray for the grace to change in the ways he is calling you to change this year. Lent is an invitation to grow closer to God. Let me know what  you are taking on this Lenten season. I would love to hear from you!

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Listener Allison writes in to Danielle to share about the book Searching for and Maintaining Peace by Jacques Philippe.

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Megan Madden

Megan Madden is a homeschooling mother with a passion for writing and speaking on authentic femininity and virtuous womanhood. In 2017, she began graduate studies in marriage and family at the International Theological Institute in Austria. After moving to Kraków, Poland to work with university students, Megan more personally continued her research on the complementarity of man and woman, particularly on the question of what it means to be a woman. She delved into the study of renowned Catholic writers on women such as St. Edith Stein, Gertrude von le Fort, Alice von Hildebrand, St. John Paul II, and St. Teresa of Avila.

The results were the development of Megan’s online ministry A Mother’s Lace, as well as speaking opportunities and her book with Ascension: Mary, Teach Me to Be Your Daughter.

Megan lives outside of Oxford, England with her husband, who is a lecturer in theology, and their five children.

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