POPE FRANCIS’ HOMILY ASH WEDNESDAY 2018: PAUSE, SEE AND RETURN!


  POPE FRANCIS’ HOMILY ASH WEDNESDAY 2018: PAUSE, SEE AND RETURN The season of Lent is a favourable time to remedy the dissonant chords of our Christian life and to receive the ever new, joyful and hope-filled proclamation of the Lord’s Passover. The Church in her maternal wisdom invites us to pay special attention to…

FASTING AND ABSTINENCE: A SIMPLE GUIDE.


FASTING AND ABSTINENCE A simple guide A) Fasting Fasting is understood as having ONE NORMAL MEAL during the day. Depending on the customs of each country, it is allowed to take a very light breakfast and a very light dinner if the principal meal is lunchtime; or a very light lunch if the principal heavy meal…

ASH WEDNESDAY: WHAT DOES THE IMPOSITION OF ASHES MEAN?


ASH WEDNESDAY: WHAT DOES THE IMPOSITION OF ASHES MEAN? 1. THE ASHES SYMBOLIZE REPENTANCE FROM OUR SINS: “Then I turned to the Lord God, to seek an answer by prayer and supplication with fasting and sackcloth and ashes. I prayed to the Lord my God and made confession, saying, Ah, Lord, great and awesome God,…