The 12-hour event, in its second year in the Diocese of St. Cloud, is similar to “24 Hours for the Lord,” an event held by Pope Francis in Rome to help every person experience the power of God’s love and mercy through the sacrament of reconciliation.
Lent is a time for Christians to reflect on the ways they have disappointed God and resolve to return to him with their whole hearts, Pope Francis said.
I’m offering it up. There is this challenge in my life and I’m not going to let it get the best of me. I’ve been praying about it for at least a year now. And the Lord is bringing me to greater peace and understanding about it.
For each week of Lent, The Visitor will highlight CRS’ work with a story and a simple, meatless recipe from a country the agency serves. Place the money saved from preparing the simple meal into your CRS Rice Bowl to assist our brothers and sisters in need around the world. At the end of Lent, […]
Spending close to four hours at the parish March 12, Pope Francis answered questions from the children, met with the older and sick members of the parish, spent time with parents whose babies have been baptized in the past year and with the Canossian Sisters, whose founder is honored as the parish’s patron saint.
Fasting in Lent, along with prayer and almsgiving, is a way of “deepening our spiritual life,” Pope Francis says in his 2017 Lenten message.
Q. I have always observed the fast and abstinence rules during Lent, but this year I find myself in a weird situation. Last summer, I decided no longer to eat any animal products — a decision I made for my health. So abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent is no longer a sacrifice for […]
“What would happen if we turned back when we forget it, if we opened it more times a day, if we read the messages of God contained in the Bible the way we read messages on our cellphones?” the pope asked.
The dispensation, which applies to all Catholics in the Diocese of St. Cloud, was announced March 2 in a note sent to pastors of the diocese.
It’s not the failures that count. Rather, what counts is the repenting and getting back up to live a life transformed by Christ.