Lenten Message of Pope Francis

“Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24:12) 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…

Call to Almsgiving

Of the three marks of Lent – prayer, fasting and almsgiving – almsgiving is often the most neglected.  And yet, it’s the only place where the Bible brings all three together, the inspired author puts the emphasis firmly on the last:  “Prayer and fasting are…

Lenten Gospel Dramas

Season of Lent Scripture Study Through the readings of the season of Lent, we honor the forty days Jesus spent in the desert fasting, praying, giving alms, and offering acts of charity to God. We remember that our life—with its cares and joys—is temporary….