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October 25th, 2014
The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all. — The Emperor in the animated film version of Mulan


Today, if you are facing adversity, find at least one thing in life to be grateful for.

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March 27th, 2011

FAST — live today without drama.
PRAY that your eyes be open to the glory of your surroundings and God’s creation.
GIVE your old eyeglasses to the needy, or donate to an organization that helps the blind.…

March 26th, 2011

FAST from procrastinating today.
PRAY for victims of genocide.
GIVE single moments throughout your day to help others who seem in need.…

March 25th, 2011

FAST from a meal today in solidarity with the poor.
PRAY for an end to child labor and modern day slavery.
GIVE money to a program that battles slavery.…

March 24th, 2011

FAST from standing on your soapbox today.
PRAY that you continue to be open to learning.
GIVE by sharing a life lesson you have learned with someone today.…

March 23rd, 2011

FAST from unnecessary conversation today.
PRAY to hear God in the silence.
GIVE time today to listen to someone who needs a friendly ear.…

March 22nd, 2011

FAST — don’t sweat the small stuff today.
PRAY for courage in your life.
GIVE inspiration to be courageous to a friend who is having a rough time.…

March 21st, 2011

FAST from watching cable news networks today.
PRAY about something in your faith that you struggle with or question.
GIVE time to an issue you have questions about.…

March 20th, 2011

FAST from multitasking while you are talking with someone today.
PRAY for perseverance in your Lenten sacrifices.
GIVE the gift of active listening today.…

March 19th, 2011

FAST from unnecessary clothing purchases for the remainder of Lent.
PRAY to see beyond the outward appearance of everyone you meet today.
GIVE old clothes to a local charity.…

March 18th, 2011

FAST from worrying today.
PRAY on Jesus telling you, ‘Be not afraid.’
GIVE $5 to your Fast Pray Give bowl.…

March 17th, 2011

FAST from being discouraged today.
PRAY for those without hope.
GIVE someone encouragement to try again.…

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.…

March 8th, 2011

Recommit to accomplishing a difficult task today.…

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