Sunday, 13 March 2011

First Sunday of Lent.

Encouragement for Lent.

'Lent is the springtime of the ecclesiastical year. From the dying kernels of divine wheat a wonderful harvest will come:first, souls ripe for Baptism, second, an interior purification of cleansing by means of penance, a sort of second Baptism for sinners, and third, an opportunity for all the faithful to be reinforced and strengthened by necessary mortification and self-denial in their life's journey toward the final happiness that awaits them in heaven.'

The above lines are taken from 'Forty Days' by Bishop Bruskewitz, Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska.
Our parish is fortunate to have the full text printed in its weekly newsletter.

Thankyou Father.

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