Lent has begun and with it our season of penance and fasting. What are you planning on giving up or adding to your spiritual life?
Today, Fr. Mike helps us understand that Lent is less like a crockpot, which you can set and forget but an ongoing iterative process that requires our continual discernment about how we are drawing closer to Jesus.
Go Deeper this Lent
The Ascension Lenten Companion combines inspirational video presentations, Scripture, daily meditations, and prayer prompts to create a powerful prayer experience that will take you deeper in your relationship with Jesus and help you and your parish have a more peaceful and prayerful Lent.
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 Chosen, Altaration, and The 99 programs, and has a channel on Ascension Presents. He is also the host of the Ascension podcasts The Bible in a Year and The Catechism in a Year.