Dr. Tom and Kari Curran give ideas for Lenten commitments and activities for families. Kari talks about activities and practices they do with their kids during Lent. Tom contrasts the season of Lent as a spring garden versus a desert.
Dr. Tom Curran continues to explore the theology of Lent by reading insights from St. Pope Paul VI on asceticism and mortification written in the Apostolic Constitution Paenitemini. Tom prays a Thomistic Litany of Humility by Br. Joseph Martin Hagan, O.P. and references a quote from Hans Urs von Balthasar about the importance to “dredge out the soul.”
Dr. Tom Curran explores the theology of Lent: 1. Specially-graced moment in time, 2. Prune to bloom, and 3. Journey with Jesus into the desert. Tom gives statistics about how the average human spends their lifetime and shares more humiliating stories.
Dr. Tom Curran begins the first full week of Lent by talking about the need for fresh bread and the intercession of guardian angels. Tom share stories about re-discovering hidden treasures, being caught ‘off-guard’, and experiencing interior humiliation.
The Currans talk about how their family is approaching prayer, fasting and almsgiving during Lent. Kari gives several practical examples of how to make fun activities out of Lenten practices. Tom encourages dads to pray before family prayer and references a homily about sins against the 6th and 9th commandments.