LENTCAzT 2021: 02 – Thursday after Ash Wednesday: “Give back some of God’s gifts to God”

For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.  The Roman Station today is San Giorgio in Velabro.

Today is Thursday after Ash Wednesday. Plan to GO TO CONFESSION!

Card. Bacci and St. John Henry Newman talk about self denial.

I provide these especially in gratitude to benefactors who help me and this blog.

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. Ms. M-S says:

    Thanks, Fr. Z. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to visit the Roman Station of each day of a season. If we believe in the communion of saints, who can tell who’s in the pilgrimage there we join?

  2. Thank you Father! My favorite part of these LentcaZts is the mini history lessons about the Roman stations. These are very interesting in themselves, and also important for reconnecting us with our patrimony.

  3. Mariana2 says:

    Thanks, Father!

  4. Semper Gumby says:

    “Give back some of God’s gifts to God”

    Ephesians 2:10 “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

    Returning some of God’s gifts through work is a good thing, leisure time can also be good. From Josef Pieper’s little book “Leisure: The Basis of Culture“:

    “Unless we regain the art of silence and insight, the ability for nonactivity, unless we substitute true leisure for our hectic amusements, we will destroy our culture?and ourselves.”

    One way to spend freetime is mainlining RedBull while mowing down strumpets in Grand Theft Auto V as Destroyer 666 blares from the speakers…or…Hoisting chunks of metal at your home gym beneath portraits of Pope Urban II and Jocko Willink while “Non Nobis” fills the room- now we’re getting somewhere.

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