We Reflect on the Lenten Season
As we begin Lent, we strive to become better missionary disciples by confronting the challenges we face to accepting and sharing God’s love with others.
May your pilgrimage through your own parish’s stations of the cross deepen your walk with Him and broaden your understanding of our impoverished brothers and sisters who carry a heavy cross of their own.
Yours in Christ,
Father Ray Finch
Superior General – Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
Lord Jesus, we begin Lent every year
with the somber reminder that
dust we are, and to dust we shall return.
Having given up so much last year
due to the Covid pandemic
what more can I give to express
my sincere repentance and love
for You, my Savior?
In place of greed, grant generosity;
in place of jealousy, honest admiration;
in place of resentment, humility
and in place of insensitivity, compassion.
Help me, Jesus, to enter the desert of Lent
without the distractions and disillusionments
of everyday life, that I might concentrate
my thoughts, hopes and dreams totally
on doing Your will to the glory of God
and out of love for my brothers and sisters.
~ Father Joseph R. Veneroso, M.M.