Rectitude of intention

LENT: TIME FOR SUCCESSIVE CONVERSIONS WHICH STEM FROM A RADICAL CHANGE OF THE HEART.


LENT: TIME FOR SUCCESSIVE CONVERSIONS WHICH STEM FROM A RADICAL CHANGE OF THE HEART.   Dear brethren in Christ, we are now in the season of Lent which among other things, is a time for conversion, which has to take place in the heart of each one of us. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that “Jesus’ call to conversion and penance, like that of the prophets before him, does not aim first at outward works, ‘sackcloth and ashes,’ fasting []

POPE FRANCIS ON THE CONVERSION OF THE HEART: Mere exterior fulfillment of the precepts is not enough. They must come from a pure heart with the right intention.


POPE FRANCIS ON THE CONVERSION OF THE HEART: Mere exterior fulfillment of the precepts is not enough. They must come from a purified heart. Dear friends, in today’s Angelus, the Holy Father emphasized on the primacy of what is in our “heart” as the source of all our intentions and desires. Exterior observance of the precepts is not sufficient in itself but rather they must be manifestations of a pure heart from which arise all the good actions done out of love []