Tag: Lent

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Lent, part 2

"St. Josemaría's Writings" is now a new section on this web site. The first topic posted in this new section presents some thoughts by St. Josemaría on this holy season of Lent.

"What joy we give to God"

"A spirit of penance keeps us from becoming too attached to the vast imaginative blueprints we have made for our future projects, where we have already foreseen our master strokes and brilliant successes. What joy we give to God when we are happy to lay aside our third-rate painting efforts and let him put in the features and colours of his choice!" (Friends of God, 138)

“Be reconciled to God!”

“Be reconciled to God!”

"In the sacrament of Penance, the fire of God’s love consumes the ashes of our sin." Homily of Pope Francis in the Basilica of Santa Sabina, Ash Wednesday, 26 February 2020.

From the Pope

Ash Wednesday - “Lent: a time of penance”

Coming closer to God means being ready to be converted anew, to change direction again, to listen attentively to his inspirations -- those holy desires he places in our souls -- and to put them into practice. (The Forge, 32)

Message for Lent 2018

Message for Lent 2018

Pope Francis recommends the traditional means of prayer, almsgiving and fasting to strengthen Christ's life in us and prepare for the great feast of Easter.

From the Pope
Lent with Blessed Alvaro

Lent with Blessed Alvaro

In a letter written by Blessed Alvaro del Portillo on February 2, 1985, he urges us to beseech God that "as we take up battle against spiritual evils, we may be armed with weapons of self-restraint."