MARIA STEIN — The Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics will hold a Lenten Season Learning Series with Sister Joyce Ann Zimmerman at 10 a.m. March 10 and 19 at the Shrine, 2291 St. Johns Road, Maria Stein.
The first session will be “Fasting and Lent” and the second topic will cover “Triduum and Easter”. There is no charge for either session. Free-will offerings will be accepted.
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The first session “Fasting & Lent” will be held on March 10, 2020 at 10:00am. It is a reflection on fasting and the progression through Lent of a call to conversion as guided by the Lectionary. For a long time in the Church we primarily understood Lent in terms of a fasting period. Is this still so today? Of what value is fasting? What is a healthy understanding of fasting and what are the requirements? How is Lent a time of conversion for all of us?
The second session “Triduum & Easter” will be held on March 19, 2020 at 10:00am. It will focus on the Easter Triduum and the fifty days of Easter. How do we enter into the Easter Triduum celebrations as the one celebration of Jesus passing from death to risen Life? How are the fifty days of Easter, culminating on Pentecost, a “great Sunday” that calls us to enter into the risen Life that Christ offers us?
Sister Joyce Ann is the founding director of the Institute for Liturgical Ministry in Dayton, Ohio; an adjunct professor of liturgy; and a frequent facilitator of workshops on liturgy. She has published numerous scholarly and pastoral liturgical books and articles.