Walk With Loretto Through Holy Season of Lent
Courage is one of the virtues many of us long for, and work at. As we enter into this first full week of Lent, we may struggle to find its meaning and how it helps us live fulfilling lives.
Life today can be hard. All around us in our world we see pain, hurt, suffering, discrimination, false accusations — much like the Christ of history. This short quote from Maya Angelou has some wise words that could help us during this 40-day Lenten journey of suffering with Christ, dying with Christ and rising with Christ, reminding us to look toward a sky filled with light after the darkness of night and the dim light of dawn: “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”
We invite you to walk with Loretto through this holy season of Lent, with its prayer, fasting and almsgiving. As I Am the Way, Loretto’s Constitutions, Article # 50, states, “Our prayer and suffering, offered and borne in love, become apostolic activities just as our works of ministry done through love, become prayer.”
During this journey of Lent, with God’s grace, may we find the courage to accept the hard moments of our lives and earnestly pray to be kind, true, merciful, generous and honest.
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