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)

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)

"Stuff"– An Open Conversation

"Stuff" is a conversation with seven couples from a variety of countries and backgrounds, but with a single shared concern: that their children form healthy relationships with material goods and learn how to use them responsibly.

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“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
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.

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"The fire of God's love needs to be fed"

"The fire of God's love needs to be fed. It must grow each day, gathering strength in our soul; and a fire is maintained by burning more things. If we don't feed it, it may die.

Message for Lent 2017

Message for Lent 2017

"Lent is the favorable season for renewing our encounter with Christ, living in his word, in the sacraments and in our neighbor." Pope Francis reflects on the parable of the rich man and Lazarus in his message for Lent this year.

From the Pope
Pope's Message for Lent 2014

Pope's Message for Lent 2014

"The only real regret lies in not being a saint . . . we could also say that there is only one real kind of poverty: not living as children of God and brothers and sisters of Christ."

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