Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lenten Home Shrine

Lenten Shrine

The Bear's posting rate may not be as frequent during Lent. Thank you for your understanding and don't forget your old pal.

-- The Bear

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  1. May you have a blessed Lent and, God willing, a peaceful one.

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    1. Thank you and may you and yours also have a good preparation for Easter!

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  2. A blessed, fruitful, and restful Lent to you my friend.

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  3. Thank you for the warm wishes. Lent always feels too short for me. I'm one of those that is disappointed when Lent comes to an end, because that extended focus is so beneficial. I have been reading from Paul's epistles, and may get around to sharing some insights.

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    1. I wish I were so good. I find Lent hard - and very long! God bless and protect you and your family in the Faith.

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  4. My very best wishes for a blessed Lent to you & yours as well. Mine will be gladdened by imagining bears and shepherdesses supplementing their almsgiving by distributing extra-special goodies to goats, dogs, cats, and chickens :-)

    Christina Rossetti's "In the Bleak Midwinter" is heard most often around Christmas time, of course, but imo it has a very Lenten feeling to it. I find it very helpful to see its imagery reflected in nature at this time of year. "Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone."

    The words go on to remind us of Jesus' poverty -- "In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed the Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ" -- and finally of our own, making the point explicitly personal: "What can I give Him, poor as I am?" The question somehow seems to linger more hauntingly in freezing air than it would in summer humidity.

    Yes, being weak of will and easily distracted, I'm glad of the frozen ground and icicles hanging from my car just now :-) .



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  5. Beautiful. Is that a thurible hanging from the ceiling? Very neat.

    Blessed Lent to you and all woodland creatures!

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    1. It's a lampada: An ornate holder for a glass cup filled with olive oil, with twisted wool dangling into it. We keep the lamp burning 24/7. Lenten blessings on you and your family and a bright Easter to come. You are always a blogging inspiration to me.

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    2. Neat re: lampada. You are very kind. I am glad I do some good in the world!

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  6. Is anyone else unable to access The Remnant Newspaper site? I hope it hasn't been hacked, as Louie Verrechio's site was.

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    1. I got into it a few minutes ago with no problem. I hope there's nothing untoward going on.

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    2. Thanks, Jane. I still can't get into it. An "error" message appears.

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