Easter Sweet Bread

“One evening, Monsignor Hellriegel was describing the finding of the “Alleluia” egg in his family. The story was becoming more…

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A Prayer for Easter

The following prayer is from the CRL Rural Life Prayer Book, originally published in 1956. You can purchase a copy…

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A Spiritual Winter as a Season of Grace

The winter in South Dakota has gone on long enough. People say, “I am so sick of winter. I can’t…

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5 Ways to “Check Yourself” in Your Fasting Practice

This Lent, I have been meditating on holy fear, and especially this week, since I fell into breaking a fast…

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5 Ways to Help the Practice of Fasting Become More Fruitful

On biblical reading, the fundamental vocation of human beings is to give God right praise. In this act of adoration,…

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5 Ways to Enjoy Silence in the Noise of Daily Life

Noise and distraction have become seemingly unavoidable. Everywhere we go, there is music playing, a TV blaring, etc. What does…

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5 Ways to Implement Prayer in Your Busy Life

Every Wednesday during Lent, we will be bringing you some practical steps to live your faith more fully during Lent,…

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Ash Wednesday

Today we recognize the beginning of the Lenten season together with the entire Church throughout the world. The Church reminds…

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Septuagesima and the Berger Family Tradition 

At one time it was customary to announce the date of Easter on the feast of Epiphany.  “As we have…

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Lenten Recipe – Hot Cross Buns

To commemorate Lent and the new edition of our beloved Cooking for Christ cookbook, coming out later this year, we…

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