LENTEN READINGS: PRAYER KNOCKS, FASTING OBTAINS, MERCY RECEIVES (St. Peter Chrysologus) There are three things, my brethren, by which faith stands firm, […]
Lenten Readings ON TRUE FASTING (ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM) 7. Let us not then despair of our safety, but let us pray; let […]
LENTEN READINGS SPIRITUAL PURIFICATION THROUGH FASTING AND ALMSGIVING (St. Leo the Great) From a sermon by Saint Leo the Great, pope PURIFICATION […]
FASTING AND ABSTINENCE A simple guide A) Fasting Fasting is understood as having ONE NORMAL MEAL during the day. Depending on the customs […]
Pope Francis’ Homily ASH WEDNESDAY 2016. “Be reconciled with God.” “Return to Him with all your heart.”
Pope Francis’ Homily ASH WEDNESDAY 2016. “Be reconciled with God.” “Return to Him with all your heart.” Dear brethren in Christ, below you’ll find the ZENIT translation of Pope Francis’ beautiful homily which I encourage you to read and meditate on in your personal prayer. The Roman Pontiff stated that the Word of God invites us to RECONCILE OURSELVES WITH HIM and to RETURN TO HIM WITH ALL OUR HEART through PRAYER, CHARITY AND PENANCE. He also pointe our the OBSTACLES […]
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ASH WEDNESDAY (Feb. 10, 2016 . Fasting and Abstinence*). WHAT IS LENT? WHY THE IMPOSITION OF ASHES? “RETURN TO ME WITH YOUR WHOLE HEART, WITH FASTING, AND WEEPING, AND MOURNING; REND YOUR HEARTS, NOT YOUR GARMENTS, AND RETURN TO THE LORD, YOUR GOD. FOR GRACIOUS AND MERCIFUL IS HE, SLOW TO ANGER, RICH IN KINDNESS, AND RELENTING IN PUNISHMENT (Joel 2:12).” These are the words we read in the liturgical rite of the imposition of ashes during this day which marks the […]