March 17, 2012.
) The rituals of Lent and Easter raise questions
every year like 'What is fasting? Why can't people eat meat on Fridays of Lent? And is it necessary to confess?' Helping to answer these questions through the Web is group called 'Live Holy Week'.
It's a website that was created by the Archdiocese of Monterrey, Mexico.
Their hope is to help others discover and prepare themselves for Easter.
To begin there is a small test for visitors, the answers will then generate personalized advice for Lent. From there the Q&A section
tells about the meaning of Ash Wednesday
, fasting, and abstinence.
There is a section with reflections and explanations of the main traditions for each day of Holy Week. It's also possible to download audio texts
of the Via Crucis from John Paul II
or short video clips with phrases from the Gospel.
Saying grace, praying the Rosary, and board games are just some of the ideas as a way to spend Holy Week with the family.
They also offer catechesis and parish activities to understand their meaning. There's also recipes
for salads, soups and fish instead of meat.
The inventors of the site want to offer the best ideas for Holy Week and ask visitors to help by offering their own on how the season of Easter can be celebrated through the web.