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feature: religion & spirituality
March 4th, 2014

Fast Pray Give

 
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Traditionally, Lent was a time for personal conversion leading up to Easter, during which Christians practiced the spiritual disciplines of fasting, praying and almsgiving to strip away all that is unnecessary and become more mindful of their ultimate dependence on God. Let’s recapture the true meaning of Lent in ways that are actually relevant to your life. Each day throughout Lent, starting on Ash Wednesday, the calendar’s link for that day will become active, revealing a Daily Jolt for spiritual contemplation relating to Lent, and new and practical ideas for fasting, prayer and almsgiving.

This year you can enter our Lent Contest EVERY DAY and be placed in a random drawing to win the contest’s grand prize — an iPad Air! An added bonus: If you share the contest with your friends through Facebook, and they enter the contest, you receive more chances to win. The 16 GB iPad Air Grand Prize will be awarded after Easter in a random drawing from all eligible entries. See the contest rules here.

Busted Halo’s® Fast Pray Give Calendar is completely unflunkable, entirely relevant and totally inspiring. The idea isn’t to be perfect but to continue on our path, so if you slip up one day, don’t give up; simply begin again the next day. We hope you’ll join Busted Halo this year with our Fast Pray Give Lent calendar.

Photo Credits: March 5: CNS photo by Lawrence Chatagnier, Bayou Catholic; March 13: CNS photo/Paul Haring; April 2: CNS photo/Tami Chappell, Reuters; April 3: CNS photo/Warner Bros.; April 5: CNS photo/Lionsgate; April 10: CNS photo/Jonathan Tramontana; April 12: CNS photo/J. Scott Applewhite/pool via Reuters; April 15: CNS; April 16: CNS; April 18: CNS photo/Chico Sanchez; April 19: CNS photo/courtesy New York’s Museum of Biblical Art

 
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  • Chris Torres

    There are a number of interesting choices for personalities on the Fast, Pray, Give Lenten Calendar, but today’s Gloria Steinem choice is very, let’s say, interesting, especially with her very strong pro-choice position. I’d like to hear how and why she was chosen. She appears to be be very contradictory to what I would expect to see here.

    • Lainey Lawn

      More concerned with Gloria Steinem than Charlie Sheen? I think the point of the calendar is to recognize that wisdom can come from anywhere and to encourage Christians to accept everyone despite differences.

      • Veronica

        I agree, Lainey. There are a few personalities on the calendar that invite us to see viewpoints that are different from ours. We don’t have to agree with their life styles and choices. But we should follow Pope Francis’ example and accept the person, not the lifestyle. And as the saying goes: All saints have a past, all sinners have a future. Personally, that’s why I like the Lenten calendar. It makes me think and meditate on my faith, and strengthen it too.

  • Ricky Edwards

    Advent calendar was very meaningful, looking forward to the Journey with the Lenten Calendar

  • Tom Williams

    Challenge Accepted. +:-)

  • Maria Torres-Velez

    Is there something similar to this (lent calendar) but focus on children? I am an elementary school religion teacher and would love to use something like this for our daily devotions.

  • beth barnett

    Love your calendars for lent and advent! Any chance you could let them be opened a few hours earlier for those of us not in the US. We’re 12-15 hours ahead of you here, and it would be good to be able to open the days in realtime here .
    Cheers!

  • Veronica

    Once again, I’m intrigued by the diverse personalities you have on the Lenten calendar!! Can’t wait to start my Lenten journey with this daily aid…thanks so much!

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