Lenten Reflection – Laetare Sunday

Father Andrew’s Lenten Reflection on Laetare Sunday As we get closer to the Easter celebrations, Lent’s penitential purple is lightened a shade this Sunday to rose, a lighter version of violet. While our liturgical texts still bluntly remind us this Sunday of our sinfulness and depravity they also bid us to rejoice, because God in His immeasurable mercy loves us “even when we were dead…

Lenten Reflection – Week 4

Father Andrew shares his week 4 Lenten Reflection This Lenten reflection from Father Andrew talks about abnegation. Lent, a time of prayer, fasting, abnegation. This week we will say a few words about abnegation. We often look for reasons to believe in our faith, especially when it is challenged by others, or it challenges us, or when it is put into question by our personal…

Lenten Reflection – Week 3

Lenten Reflection Week 3 by Father Andrew This weeks Lenten Reflection focuses on the Sunday Liturgy. This Sunday’s liturgy asks us to consider Abraham, our “Father in Faith”. Abraham was pretty well situated in life when God asked him to pick up his family and head to a land He would promise him. Abraham was not afraid to leave his roots, his extended family, his…

Lenten Reflection 2

Lenten Reflection by Father Andrew In our second Lenten Reflection, Father Andrew shares: This week we begin our Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and abstinence. These are meant to help draw us to the voice of God who tells us the Good News that His Kingdom is near. Sometimes we can surprise ourselves at how far we have strayed. Then we become nervous because we…

Lenten Reflection 1

Lenten Reflection by Father Andrew Lent, can be and has been for me, one of the most fruitful times of spiritual progress. It is likely so because not only do we have a heightened awareness of a need to repent, turn back, and make peace once again with God, our neighbor, and ourselves, but also because during this time, God makes available for us his…

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