February 27, 2014
Bishop of Bismarck David Kagan is reaching out to the people of North Dakota (and beyond) with a special #MakeLentGreat online campaign.
Beginning the week of February 24 and ending the week of April 27, Bishop Kagan will release a short video each week that focuses on living a life of virtue. The
special video series
, which is a spin-off of his usual “Dash Report” videos, coincides with the liturgical season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday (March 5) and officially ends on Holy Thursday (April 17).
“So often people give up something during the season of Lent; it’s traditionally a season of fasting,” said Matthew Kurtz, director of communications for the Bismarck Diocese. “This Lent, Bishop Kagan wants to encourage others to make sure that they don’t go hungry in a spiritual sense. The #MakeLentGreat campaign and the short videos are a perfect way to jump-start a life of prayer and a closer relationship with Jesus during Lent.”
The video series, titled “Virtues of the Rosary” will include clips that are about one minute in length. They will be posted on the Bismarck Diocese website (www.bismarckdiocese.com) as well as on the diocese’s Youtube and Vimeo channels and social media accounts (search “Bismarck Diocese”). Each video will explore a particular event in the life of Jesus Christ and tie in a virtue that people can strive to demonstrate in their own life.
“Lent is a special time in our year when God gives a clear opportunity to ‘get ourselves right with Him,’” Bishop Kagan commented. “What we accomplish during Lent is supposed to have a lasting impact on our lives; we should be noticeably more like Christ on Easter Sunday than we were on Ash Wednesday. I pray these videos can help people toward that goal.”
Individuals are encouraged to join in the conversation and share how they plan to #MakeLentGreat.
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