Video series offers Gospel guidance for the Lenten journey

Father Aktham Hijazin distributed ashes at a Mass Ash Wednesday at Annunciation Church in Beit Jala, West Bank.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — One of the biggest challenges of Lent, for many people who are caught up in the demands of everyday life, is to set aside meaningful time during the penitent season to forge a deeper connection with Christ.

"Despite our busy-ness, we need to find a way to pay attention to God" during Lent, said Father Ed Steiner, rector of the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville.

Editorial | Lent is a journey — get moving

It's called a Lenten journey for a reason.

The journey includes prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

I THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW | Jesus comes to us in the middle of our journey

Bishop Robert J. Hermann

Remember the banquet Martha and Mary gave for Jesus, after Lazarus was raised from the dead? Well, the Jews wanted to kill both Jesus and Lazarus to stop people from following Jesus, who was out of their control!

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