Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Lent 2014: Give Up, Take Up, Lift Up!

In his Lenten message for 2014, Pope Francis takes inspiration from the words of St. Paul (Corinthians 8:9), and asks us to contemplate Paul's invitation to live "a life of evangelical poverty."

Embrace his call by fasting from or "giving up" material things, including food, superfluous to your basic needs; "taking up" charitable habits directed to helping and caring for others; and "lifting up" those in need through giving alms, praying and participating in devotional practices.

Inspiration for your Lenten journey from the words of Pope Francis featured on this calendar and contemplate the suggestions for prayer, fasting and almsgiving. 

Download the calendar here.


Friday After Ash Wednesday

Today, we remember two early Christian martyrs, Perpetua and Felicity, who are always mentioned together for good reason. Read about these saints and you'll understand why.

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