Lent 2015

Ash Wednesday  February 18th- The Lord saw the wickedness of...humankind

Thursday 19th February - The earth was filled with violence

Friday 20th February - I will establish my covenant with you

Saturday 21st February  - The flood continued forty days on the earth

Sunday 22nd February - Noah opened the window of the ark

Monday 23rd February- Then God said..."as for me I am establishing my covenant with you,.."

Tuesday 24th February -  I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth

Wednesday 25th February -“Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard."

Thursday 26th FebruaryThe child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day he appeared publicly to Israel.

Friday 27th February‘Blessed be the Lord God of Israel,  for he has looked favourably on his people and redeemed them.'

Saturday 28th February Bear fruits worthy of repentance.


Sunday 1st March -  Now John wore clothing of camel’s hair

Monday 2nd March - Bear fruit worthy of repentance

Tuesday 3rd March -‘I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?’

Wednesday 4th March He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished.

Thursday 5th March - He was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.

Friday 6th March -  Jesus answered him, ‘It is written, “One does not live by bread alone.” 

Saturday 7th March - Worship the Lord your God and serve only him

Sunday 8th March“Do not put the Lord your God to the test.” ’

Monday 9th MarchJesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee

Tuesday 10th March - After saying farewell to them, he went up on the mountain to pray

The Desert Fathers

Wednesday 11th March - St. John Cassian: Second Conference of Abbot Moses, Chapter 22

Thursday 12th March - St. John Cassian: The First Conference of Abbot Isaac on Prayer: Chapter 9

Friday 13th MarchThe opinion of Abbot Antony on the condition of prayer.

Saturday 14th March - Conference of Abbot Pinufius on the end of penitence and the marks of satisfaction.  Chapter 10: How the recollection of our sins should be avoided.

Sunday 15th March- St. John Cassian: The First Conference of Abbot Isaac on Prayer: Chapter 11

Monday 16th March -  St. John Cassian: The First Conference of Abbot Isaac on Prayer: Chapter 13

Tuesday 17th MarchSt. John Cassian: The First Conference of Abbot Isaac on Prayer: Chapter 14

The Desert Mothers - Amma

Wednesday 18th March - Amma Theodora said:

Thursday 19th March - Amma Theodora said:

Friday 20th March - Amma Syncletica said:

Saturday 21st March - Amma Syncletica said:

Sunday 22nd March - Amma Syncletia said:

Monday 23rd MarchAmma Syncletia said:

Tuesday 24th March - Amma Syncletia said:

Our Desert Experience

Wednesday 25th MarchWe go to the desert for a variety of reasons.

Thursday 26th MarchSpending time in a desert requires preparation and support.

Friday 27th March -     Our Journey through the spiritual desert can be long and arduous.

Saturday 28th MarchCleansing and change can happen in the desert experience

Sunday 29th March - The Fruit of our desert experience

Monday 30th March - New Ministry

Tuesday 31st March - Deserts or periods of solitude


Wednesday 1st April - The time spent  on our Lenten journey with Noah, John the Baptist, Jesus, the Desert Fathers and Mothers

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