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What victory do you need this Lent?
How do you deal with temptation? That’s the personal challenge given to us by the Word of God on the first Sunday of Lent. And so, we begin our journey with Jesus, traveling to the holiest place we can reach at this point in our lives.
This Lent is like no other Lent. Last year, you had different needs, different areas of growth, different levels of insight and understanding. Much has happened since then, and all of it is a preparation for what the Lord is going to do in your life right now.
What victory do you need this year? What needs to be resurrected? To get there, Jesus will lead you through the cross of penance and self-denial, into his tomb, and out into God’s light where his love provides healing and new life.
During Lent — and every time we make sacrifices and connect our sufferings to the Passion of Christ — we follow Jesus to the cross and to resurrection. This involves seeing our own crosses in a new light, for the Calvary Road is the only way to reach the victories that we yearn to experience.
If we want Easter to be more than just a holiday of colored eggs, chocolate bunnies and big dinners, we have to make Lent more than just 40 days of enduring an annoying, obligatory sacrifice, eating meatless pizza on Fridays, and going to an occasional extra event at church.
If we want to experience the power of resurrection, we have to experience the power of mourning and repenting from our sins. In other words, we have to experience the powerlessness of death — the death of our selfishness, the death of our worldliness, the death of our behaviors that are not like Christ’s.
We have a roadmap for our advocacy work ahead at the local, national and global levels.
This Lent, we offer to you the 2020 Lenten Video Series created by the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal. Day 1: A Gift from God
Returning to the light imagery of Isaiah and Jesus, we’re enjoined not to deepen the dark by inaction but rather to let the light of our active compassion push back the gloom.
What do Pope Francis (2020), Pope Pius XI (1927) and Bl. Frederic Ozanam (1848) have in common?
Sprightly despite his 90 years, Dino Impagliazzo is known as Rome’s “chef of the poor.”
Jesus does not look out for his interests, but for those of others. To follow him we need to be in communion among ourselves and with others. The devil seeks to break up Jesus’ communion with […]
Encountering Christ in the Poor
St. Vincent teaches us to see Christ in the poor and suffering, so much so that the poor become our Lords and Masters and we their servants. Read more →
Congregation of the Mission
The Eastern Province is a province of Congregation of the Mission, often known as Vincentian Fathers and Brothers or Lazarists … Read more →
“Our vocation places us in the midst of the poor to whom we give the best of ourselves.” – Mother Chiron, D.C. – Lord, help me to remember that only my best is good enough for those I will be serving today.
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