Saturday, February 15, 2014

Getting ready for Lent

While Lent is three  weeks away, Pope Francis has issued his annual Lenten Message. (see

Now is a good time to download the message and prepare to reflect on it during the grace-filled Lenten season. Taking his theme from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians, the Pope reflects on the apostle’s words, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich.”

Christ’s poverty is the greatest treasure of all,” he explained, noting that “Jesus’ wealth is that of his boundless confidence in God the Father, his constant trust, his desire always and only to do the Father’s will and give glory to him.”

The Holy Father said that the only real poverty is in not becoming a saint.  “There is only one real kind of poverty: not living as children of God and brothers and sisters of Christ.”

Read more of the summary of his message by clicking on:

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