Our Lenten Journey

AshWednesday“In a harmonious connection with prayer, fasting and almsgiving can also be considered occasions for learning and practicing Christian hope. The Fathers and ancient writers liked to emphasize that these three dimensions of Gospel life are inseparable, reciprocally enrich each other, and bear more fruit the more they collaborate with each others,. Lent as a whole, thanks to the joint action of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, forms Christians to be men and women of hope after the example of the saints.”

— Pope Benedict XVI, Homily During Holy Mass, Blessing and Imposition of the Ashes on Ash Wednesday, February 6, 2008.