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Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Today, jot down your feelings throughout the day and remember that God gave you the gift of emotion.



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March 16th, 2011

FAST from heart-unfriendly foods today.
PRAY for open-mindedness.
GIVE awareness to others about heart disease.…

March 15th, 2011

FAST from judging people of other religious denominations.
PRAY for a better understanding of Islam in the United States.
GIVE time to read up on the truth about Islam.…

March 14th, 2011

FAST from telling even the tiniest of white lies today.
PRAY for radical honesty in your life.
GIVE to the relief efforts in Japan — here are a few ways you can do that.…

March 13th, 2011

FAST from littering today, or throwing recyclable material into the regular garbage.
PRAY for conservation of the earth’s natural beauty.
GIVE an hour today (or make plans to) for local community clean-up.…

March 12th, 2011

FAST from drinking alcohol (or another vice) today.
PRAY for people who struggle with addiction.
GIVE the money you’d spend on your vice to your FPG bowl. (Your Fast Pray Give Bowl is a container you’ve set aside to hold the money saved from various fasting challenges, to be used for whatever charity you choose at the end of Lent.)…

March 11th, 2011

FAST — remember, don’t eat meat today.
PRAY for the courage to be proud of your Catholic identity.
GIVE time to your local church — sign up to volunteer for an activity during Lent.…

March 10th, 2011

FAST from unnecessary video clip watching on the internet.
PRAY that you have interesting experiences which bring you knowledge of the world.
GIVE the change in your pocket to your FPG bowl today. (Your Fast Pray Give Bowl is a container you’ve set aside to hold the money saved from various fasting challenges, to be used for whatever charity you choose at the end of Lent.)…

March 9th, 2011

FAST by eating just one meal today (and remember, no meat! — light snacks are ok)
PRAY that when you find yourself feeling alone you look for comfort not in society but in God.
GIVE time today to someone in your life you know is lonely.…

April 3rd, 2010

Fast from being an unforgiving person.
Pray that you always know the value of forgiveness.
Give… the contents of your FastPrayGive bowl to your favorite charity.

April 2nd, 2010

Fast from dinner.
Pray for those who are unable to enjoy a meal today.
Give… the cost of your meal to the FPG bowl.

April 1st, 2010

Fast from the pressure of the clock today.  Go at your own pace.
Pray: Find a few quiet minutes, at work, at home to be still, silent and present.
Give… some time today to someone who needs it.

March 31st, 2010

Fast from isolation in your own life by reaching out to someone.
Pray: Invite God into a difficult situation in your life.
Give… $5 to  your Fast Pray Give bowl.

March 30th, 2010

Fast from one meal today.
Pray for all those who go without food.
Give…: Sign up to volunteer at a soup kitchen, or plan to give a donation to a food bank in the next week.

March 29th, 2010

Digital Fast from using all electronic media when you get home from work.
Pray outdoors in a space you find beautiful today.
Give…: Do something green today (plant something, recycle etc..)

March 28th, 2010

Fast from taking the little blessings in life for granted.
Pray for those who have lost their ability to exercise control, especially those who are struggling with addictions.
Give… the extra effort today to be the person you say you want to be.

March 27th, 2010

Fast from hesitation.
Pray for the divine floods of light and life into your soul.
Give…: Speak your mind about an injustice you see in the world that you have not yet spoken of.

March 26th, 2010

Fast from holding on tight and trying to control life.
Pray for acceptance.
Give… up the illusion of control in a situation today; step back and let someone else take charge.

March 25th, 2010

Fast from pride.
Pray that you life is being lived as God intended.
Give… $10 to your FastPrayGive bowl.

March 24th, 2010

Fast from envy.
Pray for someone you are envious of, that you might be happy for them for their good fortune.
Give… someone you’re envious of a kind word about their good fortune.

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