March 4, 2022: What our team is giving up for Lent
A spiritual season
Lent began this week on Ash Wednesday (this year with a special focus on peace) and will be around until Easter on April 17.
All are encouraged to participate in prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. But that can look different for everyone! Your Lent is between you and God.
But in case you need a little Lenten inspo…
Here’s how the FemCatholic team is observing Lent this year:
“I’m giving up using my phone while nursing my son. I’ve found it difficult to embrace the interruptions of life as a mom, so I’m hoping this will help me be more present and create some space for prayer as well.” —Kelly, Body Section Editor
“I'm giving up Instagram and making a resolution to call two family members a week.” —Renée, Sex & Relationships Section Editor
“I'm going to pray the daily gospel. I've been leading my students in praying the gospel each day but haven't prayed it myself for my own growth, so I'm going to pray the gospel myself before I have them do it.” —Victoria, Church Section Editor
“I’m setting aside dedicated morning and evening prayer time.” —Sophie, Career Section Editor
“I'm listening to the daily readings each day and not using Facebook on my phone. I have to use it for work but am way less likely to scroll on my laptop. Also heavily limiting Instagram and just trying to stay off my phone in general so that I can be more present to the people in front of me!” —Danielle, Head of Events & Logistics
“I’m giving up complaining (focusing on gratitude instead!) and giving up watching tv shows and movies.” —Emily, Head of Marketing & Channels
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