Lenten Reflections 2019: Cultivating Joy- Week 7

Lenten Wisdom:  “O souls! Seek a refuge, like pure doves, in the shadow of the crucifix. There, mourn the Passion of your divine Spouse, and drawing from your hearts flames of love and rivers of tears, make of them a precious balm with which to anoint the wounds of your Saviour.”  -St. Paul of the … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 2019: Cultivating Joy- Week 7

Lenten Reflection 2019: Cultivating Joy- Week 6

Lenten Wisdom: "Let us not allow this season of grace to pass in vain! Let us ask God to help us set out on a path of true conversion. Let us leave behind our selfishness and self-absorption, and turn to Jesus’ Pasch. Let us stand beside our brothers and sisters in need, sharing our spiritual … Continue reading Lenten Reflection 2019: Cultivating Joy- Week 6

Lenten Reflection 2019: Cultivating Joy- Week 5

Lenten Wisdom: “Lent reminds us, therefore, that Christian life is a never-ending combat in which the “weapons” of prayer, fasting and penance are used. Fighting against evil, against every form of selfishness and hate, and dying to oneself to live in God is the ascetic journey that every disciple of Jesus is called to make … Continue reading Lenten Reflection 2019: Cultivating Joy- Week 5

Lenten Reflection 2019: Cultivating Joy- Week 4

LENTEN WISDOM: “Lord, have mercy on me! … I make no effort to conceal my wounds. You are my physician, I your patient. You are merciful; I stand in need of mercy.” -St. Augustine

Lenten Reflection 2019: Cultivating Joy- Week 3

Lenten Wisdom: “If the lungs of prayer and the Word of God do not nourish the breath of spiritual life, we risk suffocating in the midst of a thousand daily cares. Prayer is the breath of the soul and of life.” -Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Lenten Reflection 2019: Cultivating Joy- Week 2

Lenten Wisdom: “Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, kindles the true light of chastity.” -St. Augustine

Lenten Reflections 2019: Cultivating Joy- Week 1

Lenten Wisdom: “Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is ‘timing,’ it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way.” -Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

Cultivating Joy: 2019 Lenten Reflections

Rockaway Beach, OR My Catholic Counselor in a recent session, asked me, "Where do you find joy?" Everywhere. . . According to Pope Francis, "Joy is the air Christian's breathe." Explaining even further in his May 2018 homily, Pope Francis elaborated, " Joy does not mean living from laugh to laugh. No, it’s not that. … Continue reading Cultivating Joy: 2019 Lenten Reflections