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Lenten message from Pope Francis

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
Once again, the Pasch of the Lord draws near! In our preparation for Easter, God in his providence offers us each year the season of Lent as a “sacramental sign of our conversion” [1]. Lent summons us, and enables us, to come back to the Lord wholeheartedly and in every aspect of our life.
 

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Bishop’s pastoral letter for Lent: Living the Lenten Experience of Metanoia

“Rend your hearts, not your garments,
And return to the Lord, your God…”
— Joel 2: 13
 
 
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
 
 

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Bishop’s pastoral letter for Lent

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ

These words from the Bible tell us Lent is coming and remind us to see life as a pilgrimage. We are seekers in mind and spirit. This journey that begins in the heart leads us to search for God’s will in our lives.

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Bottom line is mercy pope says in Lenten message

VATICAN (SE): We live in a time when the tempting apple offered to Adam and Eve appears to be rosier and juicier than ever.

Pope Francis says in his message for Lent, I desire mercy and not sacrifice: The works of mercy on the road of the Jubilee, that a blindness resulting from a proud illusion of omnipotence reflects the same temptation the devil proposed in the Garden of Eden, “You shall be like God.”

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A Lenten message from our bishop

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ

 

Every year the season of Lent is a special period when we strive to make further progress in attaining Christian perfection and bringing about the kingdom of God through a more devout practice of prayer, fasting and works of charity.

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