Monday, February 12, 2007

Lent's coming up

Lent will arrive next week. I need to start thinking about it now so that I'll at least be a little prepared.

It's always been the Church's custom to focus on three things in Lent: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Those are the ways that we can set our lives in order if things have gotten off track a bit.

Our Founder, Bl. James, gave us Daughters of St. Paul three particular penitential practices: intense dedication to the apostolate, the practice of charity in community, and a third one that's very interesting: personal development at all levels. I think what he meant by that last one is that we should not be content with just being mediocre, but we should strive to grow personally, interiorly.

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