I’m participating in the Keeping LOVE in LENT Blog Link-Up 2014, hosted by the Catholic Bloggers Network.

We’ll be sharing different ways, tips, stories and real-life experiences that will help us focus on Lenten sacrifices, prayer and good deeds and how to carry them out with LOVE instead of a GRUMBLE.

Please scroll to the five hostesses’ contact information at the bottom of my post so that you can click over to one of them and join in if you’d like!

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Our Lenten Plans

Each year, I make these lofty Lenten plans. And each year, I mostly fall short. This year, I decided to only add a small habit and to know where I would add it to our day.

Fat Tuesday – Paczki (1/4 recipe)
Ash Wednesday – Ashes at mass

Daily With Kids (during our morning prayer time)

– Welcome Risen Jesus
– Countdown calendar
– Say a station with the kids

Myself (afternoons after exercise, as part of cleaning)

– spring cleaning & purging

A Sense of the Resurrection

Holy Week

Holy Thursday

– 30 pieces of silver – Judas betrayed – take to church on Easter Sunday
– pray for an hour (garden of Gethsemane)

Good Friday

– silence from 12-3

Holy Saturday

– easy resurrection rolls (take with us to dad’s)


Lent Post Round Up





Books For Lent

Fat Tuesday — How to Make Authentic Polish Paczki {@CatholicMothersOnline}

40 Bags for 40 Days {Lent 2013}

Lent 2013 Plan

Lent 2012 Plan

Bring Lent To Life {Book Review}

Lent 2011 Plan

Lent & Easter in the Domestic Church {Book Review}

The Essential Lenten Handbook {Book Review}

Lent 2010 Plan

Lenten Sacrifice 2009

Visit any of these hostesses to find more about keeping Love in Lent —

What is your family doing for Lent?

Jen S.



This post is linked to the Keep LOVE in Lent Blog Blitz with the Catholic Bloggers Network.

2 Comments on Lent 2014 Plan & Lent Round-Up {Keeping LOVE in Lent}

  1. Valerie
    16 March 2014 at 1:06 AM (10 years ago)

    Your ‘only adding a small habit…’ Idea is wise. Sometimes adding too many ‘activities’ defeats the purpose of Lent. 🙂
    Thank you for linking the paczki recipe!

    Have a blessed Lenten season.
    Valerie´s last blog post ..~ Mystical Rose & Gardens ~


  2. Joe S.
    12 March 2014 at 11:29 AM (10 years ago)

    Thank you for posting. It’s great to see what others are doing for lent. – Joe


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