The Triad-Practice of Christian Life - Saint Martha Lenten Retreat 2014

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The Triad-Practice of Christian Life - Saint Martha Lenten Retreat 2014

  1. 1. THE TRIAD-PRACTICETHE TRIAD-PRACTICE of Christian Lifeof Christian Life
  2. 2. ““What is a practisingWhat is a practising Catholic?”Catholic?” “What does he/she do?”“What does he/she do?”
  3. 3. THE JEWSTHE JEWS Faith and religious life centred around the TempleFaith and religious life centred around the Temple
  4. 4. AFTER THE DESTRUCTIONAFTER THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLEOF THE TEMPLE prayerprayer almsgivingalmsgiving fastingfasting
  5. 5. PRACTISINGPRACTISING CATHOLICCATHOLIC LentLent
  6. 6. ““I PRAY YOU”= PETITIONI PRAY YOU”= PETITION
  7. 7. GOD & MEGOD & ME in prayerin prayer
  8. 8. written/vwritten/v ocalocal prayersprayers
  9. 9. JEWISH OFFERINGJEWISH OFFERING tithe = for the poortithe = for the poor half-shekel = for the templehalf-shekel = for the temple sacrificial offering = special occasions / intentionssacrificial offering = special occasions / intentions
  10. 10. Almsgiving benefits the giverAlmsgiving benefits the giver
  11. 11. ““generosity is one of the family values you want to bestowgenerosity is one of the family values you want to bestow on your children and grandchildren”on your children and grandchildren”
  12. 12. -2 Corinthians 9,7-2 Corinthians 9,7 must givemust give as you have madeas you have made up your mind,up your mind, not reluctantlynot reluctantly or underor under compulsion,compulsion, for God loves afor God loves a cheerful giver.”cheerful giver.”
  13. 13. YOUR TALENTSYOUR TALENTS
  14. 14. GROUP REFLECTIONGROUP REFLECTION Share a practice of prayer, almsgiving orShare a practice of prayer, almsgiving or fasting that you have found personallyfasting that you have found personally helpful.helpful. oror Which area in your life as a Catholic that youWhich area in your life as a Catholic that you think can be helped if you do one of thethink can be helped if you do one of the practices?practices?
  15. 15. Sharing with you resources from the TALKS during the Saint Martha Lenten Retreat 2014. Please offer a prayer for all our priests. PRAY the rosary for the intentions of our Pope and for world peace.

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