Tips and Tricks for Lent

March 6, 2014 by

Lent is a time where we as Catholics strive to grow in our faith. Some do this through giving something up, such as candy, sweets or something of the sorts; others decide that social media has consumed their life and they should take a break; and yet others, like myself, strive to pray more during the 40 days leading up to the easter season.  For those of you like me, who love technology and are constantly looking for new and creative ways to use technology in your faith, you’re in luck.  There are so many apps, computer programs, and even websites that can be used to give you that extra spiritual boost you need to keep you on track.  This is a guide to some of my favorite websites and apps that are out there,

There are some blogs out there that discuss living your daily life more faithfully:

For teens there is a great youth ministry website called Life Teen, the articles posted on this website are directed to teenagers looking to grow in their faith or who may not understand why we, as Catholics, do some of the things we do. I still read some of these articles (even though I’m no longer a teen) and I feel anybody that is looking for a quick spiritual boost will find it online here. Visit Life Teen at

There are so many blogs out there from motherhood, to fatherhood, to living life as a teen in the faith, to living a faith-filled life that I couldn’t even begin to scratch the surface. If you have a blog you personally enjoy reading please send it to me so that I may share it with the rest of the readers in a future blog posting.


Another way to boost your spiritual life this lent is through a prayer booklet, they do have them here at St. Malachy for $1 in the gathering space, but what if you want to have it right at your fingertips? The Laudate App is for you!

This free app put is packed full of resources for the Modern Catholic. This app has everything including Daily Readings, Saint of the Day, a Guide to Confession, Stations of the Cross, Latin Prayers, English Prayers, Vatican Documents, and Much More. The only way to see what this has is by going online and looking at it. It’s free, so what do you have to lose?

The Laudate app is available on the iTunes App Store as well as the Google Play Store.


Thanks for reading and I hope that something I wrote here will help you make your lenten season more beneficial. If you have anything you want me to cover or have any comments post them on our Facebook page or send me an email.


May God bless you in all that you do,

Until next week