April 7, 2019

Passion Sunday

Yesterday I tried to explain to the children why we cover the crosses on Passion Sunday. I struggled a bit, but I find the [...]
March 8, 2017

Fasting without renunciation

Yesterday my fellow sister brought me a plate of cake to the office, "Do you want some?" Another had had a birthday, and the guests had brought the cake. The [...]
March 1, 2017

This is fasting the way I love it....

"On Ash Wednesday, everything is over" sing the carnivalists - and at the same time on Ash Wednesday something completely new begins. And that's a good thing, because even those who [...]
February 13, 2016

I need... all kinds of things

When it comes to the question "What do I need?" I am fascinated by Abraham Maslow. This American psychologist once grouped human needs into a hierarchy. What are the fundamental, [...]
February 12, 2016

I need... something to drink

Oh man, now I need a coffee! Already in the afternoon of Ash Wednesday I asked whining (albeit tongue-in-cheek) whether Lent is not soon over. [...]
February 10, 2016

What do you really need?

For the carnivalists, today, Ash Wednesday, "everything" is over. But something also begins: the Lenten season. This year I'm really looking forward to it. I [...]