Video Series Offers Catholics Gospel Guidance for their Lenten Journey


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — One of the biggest challenges of Lent, for many people who are caught up in the demands of everyday life, is to set aside meaningful time during the penitent season to forge a deeper connection with Christ. “Despite our busy-ness, we need to find a way to pay attention to God” during Lent, said Father Ed Steiner, rector of the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville. Lent is an ideal time to build new spiritual habits, Father Steiner said, and could include reading Scripture or simply taking a few meditative moments of silence during the daily commute. “You can devote yourself to a handful of small things that take a few minutes a day.” There are a plethora of apps and websites that offer daily or weekly reflections via email. And this year, for the first time, the Diocese of Nashville is producing a weekly series of reflections by local priests that aim to give a deeper understanding of the Sunday readings during Lent. Beginning March 2, new Lenten reflection videos are to be available every Thursday during Lent at and on YouTube. “We are hoping it helps the people of the Diocese of Nashville to prepare for Sunday Mass and helps them apply the readings to their daily lives,” said Joan Watson, director of adult formation for the diocese.