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Video series offers Catholics Gospel guidance for their Lenten journey


  • Father Pat Kibby, pastor at St. Stephen Catholic Community in Mount Juliet, Tenn., delivers a Lenten reflection Feb. 2 recorded by Angie Bosio. Different priests in the Diocese of Nashville, Tenn., are each recording a reflection on the Gospels readings for the Sundays of Lent that will be posted to www.dioceseofnashville.com on the adult ministry page. The project is an idea of Joanie Watson and Bill Staley. (CNS photo/Rick Musacchio, Tennessee Register)
  • Father Dan Reehill, pastor of St. Edward Church in Nashville, Tenn., delivers a Lenten Reflection Feb. 23 on the readings of the Third Sunday of Lent . The recorded reflection is one prepared for each week of Lent that will be posted online for the Diocese of Nashville as a support for the people during their Lenten journey. (CNS photo/Rick Musacchio, Tennessee Register)

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) -- One of the biggest challenges of Lent, for many people who are caught up in the demands of everyday life, is to set aside meaningful time during the penitent season to forge a deeper connection with Christ.

"Despite our busy-ness, we need to find a way to pay attention to God" during Lent, said Father Ed Steiner, rector of the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville.

Lent is an ideal time to build new spiritual habits, Father Steiner said, and could include reading Scripture or simply taking a few meditative moments of silence during the daily commute. "You can devote yourself to a handful of small things that take a few minutes a day."

There are a plethora of apps and websites that offer daily or weekly reflections via email. And this year, for the first time, the Diocese of Nashville is producing a weekly series of reflections by local priests that aim to give a deeper understanding of the Sunday readings during Lent.

Beginning March 2, new Lenten reflection videos are to be available every Thursday during Lent at www.dioceseofnashville.com and on YouTube.

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