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Mar 9, 2022

If Lent Doesn’t Make You Feel Good . . .

Want to know what the #1 goal of Lent is? Believe it or not, we don’t have to feel the joy of the season to reach it. Instead, we have to focus on living it!

Today, Fr. Mike challenges us to go beyond performing our works of penance for selfish reasons but instead to model our prayer, fasting. and almsgiving in a way that helps us become more like Jesus.

Do you find the Stations of the Cross boring, but want to dive deeper into Christ’s love by meditating on them?


Reinvigorate your experience of Stations of the Cross by buying the Pocket Guide to the Stations of the Cross. A portable guide with new reflections by theologian, Edward Sri, sacred art, and more!

Meet Fr. Mike Schmitz

Fr. Mike Schmitz serves as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and as chaplain for the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

He is a presenter in Ascension’s ChosenAltaration, and The 99 programs, and has a channel on Ascension Presents. He is also the host of the Ascension podcast The Bible in a Year.

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