Let's try to make a bit of an advance commitment for the coming year.
What religious exercises do you folks have planned for the year?
Aside from weekly Mass, anyone planning to hit particular Holy Days of Obligation (or Opportunity)?
Does anyone have a particular Lenten practice already lined up, even if only in the far back of your mind?
Anyone planning making a retreat?
Good question Native Son.
I plan trying to make more room for the rosary during my spring semester. Hitting the holy Days of Obligation are a welcome challenge and I usually have no problem making those.
What I've been starting to do for lent is to give up alcohol, soda, swearing. Might add something else to it not sure what it would be yet.
My husband rejected my usual new year's resolution of chastity.
1) Stop using "love" when I mean "enjoy", 2) Up my health points average by 1/day [involves a complicated system I made to encourage myself to eat fruits and vegetables, get enough sleep, exercise, etc.], 3) Complete advance directives for healthcare/powers of attorney for healthcare for my husband and myself, 4) Oh, gosh, that reminds me; now that I'm married, I need to cancel my will, 5) Get a new job.
I've already revoked my will and completed my AHCD. Still need to make copies, file it with the state, and get my husband's executed and witnessed; copied and filed.
For Lent last year, I followed the real rules for Fridays and Ember Days. That was all we could manage for his first Lent ever and our second together. He's still such a baby Catholic I am reluctant to suggest more disciplines, and it's hard to do much on my own.
I would like to make a retreat this year. If I do, it will probably be at the St. Benedict Center in Schuyler (pronounced SKY-ler), Nebraska.