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Frankfurt - On Ash Wednesday the mobile fasting elixir of the Frankfurt Jesuit parish St Ignatius began again. The mobile phone is for many the daily companion - many times a day people look at it. With the "mobile Lenten Elixir" it will vibrate, ring, make itself felt between one and four times more every day during Lent. Via WhatsApp or telegram, messages come in that invite you to take a personal path through Lent. Anyone who has a mobile phone with Telegram or WhatsApp can subscribe to it.

The "Mobile Lenten Elixir" is already available for the fourth time, reports Fabian Loudwin SJ, chaplain of St. Ignatius. "Four years ago we sat together in the parish of St Ignatius and talked about Lent. It was clear that in the meantime the mobile phone is for many the daily companion and a tool for communication and organization of the everyday life. Since Lent is in the middle of everyday life and yet a special time, I came up with the idea to use the vibrating, ringing, memorizing of the mobile phone to make Lent more conscious and to offer a possibility to create smallest islands of pause". The mobile fasting elixir was born. During Lent, the mobile phone answers one to four times a day with little thoughts that invite you to take a personal path through Lent. Sometimes there is a text, sometimes a quotation, sometimes a picture.

For Loudwin, who produces the Lenten Elixir, the design itself is also a special way to get there at Easter. "For me, too, each year is an experience to set out on this journey." Although the large arch for the whole Lent is already worked out in advance, the short messages are only created during this time and are above all shaped by what is going on in the world, by what the texts offer in the service, by what also shapes Loudwin's everyday life. "So I may have considered in advance that the next impulse will be sent at so and so much o'clock, but something comes up in the parish and suddenly I prefer or postpone this impulse. For me, Lent is a time when I often succeed in getting closer to myself again and closer to my God - in all his shades: it is a preparation for Easter, for the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The mobile elixir of Lent wants to invite you to follow this path".

Anyone who has a mobile phone with Telegram or WhatsApp can register for the "Mobile Lent Elixir".

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