Ash Wednesday

One of the purposes of Lent is to awaken within us an awareness of our desperate need to be reconciled to God, so that we will return to him with our whole heart. Ash Wednesday places before us the opportunity and the challenge to admit our sinfulness and our need of...

Ash Wednesday

“We arrive at Lent as humbled sinners,” as Fr. Francis reminds us in the Seasonal Introduction to Lent. We are grateful for the opportunity for spiritual renewal that Lent offers every year because every year we need to be stripped of the worldliness and the sin to...

Ash Wednesday

Today, as we submit ourselves to the discipline of Ash Wednesday, we begin the rich and holy season of Lent. For the next Forty Days, we will prepare ourselves to enter more deeply into the Paschal Mystery, the Suffering, Death, and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus...

Ash Wednesday

The great Season of Lent is primarily a time of profound interior renewal. It is a time to do something about the problem of sin in our lives. We make an evaluation of the condition of our own hearts, listening deeply to what the Lord is saying to us, as well as...