Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Ash Wednesday/Aschermittwoch

Westminster Cathedral before Mass
Westminster Kathedrale vor der Messe

We went to two separate churches today.  Jonathan, Charlotte, and Miriam went to Westminster Cathedral, London's main Catholic church.  The Mass there with a wonderful choir and Cardinal Vincent was kind of late, so Peter, Veronika, Flora, and I decided to go to St. Joan of Arc, a church that is much closer.  

Wir waren heute getrennt in der Kirche: Jonathan, Charlotte und Miriam waren in der Westminster Kathedrale, der Hauptkirche der Katholiken in London.  Die Messe dort (mit Chor und Kardinal) war recht spät und deshalb sind Peter, Veronika, Flora und ich zu einer Kirche in der Nähe gegangen.  

I do not have any great new Lenten resources with us here in London.  I did print out the Lenten pathway and the Rice Bowl Calendar again.  I found this handy worksheet to really put into writing what you want to do to make your Lent more meaningful (linked to by The Catholic Gentleman).   And here are some sacrifice and penance ideas from Cascia Books.  And Mission Together has some free materials here in the U.K., which you can order.

And of course, there was no meat today and no snacks.  
Und wir haben natürlich heute kein Fleisch und keine Zwischenmahlzeiten gegessen.       

Westminster Cathedral after Mass
Westminster Kathedrale nach der Messe

And after all these serious links, a funny picture.  

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8 comments:

  1. As always thank you for sharing some handy resources. We are doing the 40Acts again so with a bit of luck I will share the challenges on the blog. Hope you are feeling much better, San x

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    1. The Catholic Icing site also had some 40 days activity, but it is mainly about getting rid of things. You can see it here. I hope you will manage to stick to the 40Acts. The church here nearby has Stations of the Cross every Friday evening. We hope to go there, at least some of us. The evenings never really work for Flora very well.

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  2. Wieder so schöne Bilder. Ich liebe Kirchen und Kathedralen. Das abendliche beleuchtete ist so stimmungsvoll 😊

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    1. Ja, nicht wahr? Diese Kirche sieht ein wenig wie aus 1001 Nacht aus finde ich.

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    2. Lustig dass Du das sagst, die Märchen liest Ronja gerade

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    3. Ich habe dieses Buch immer wieder gelesen :).

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  3. Westminster is beautiful all lit up. How was St. Joan?

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    1. It was nice, many people, even the pastor was surprised to see so many people. We had a short talk with him after the Stations of the Cross two weeks ago: He has worked and lived in L.A. for over ten years! He is quite a nice man.

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