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February 27, 2009

You know, there are such a wide variety of things to offer the Lord this Lent: increased prayer, fasting(in the traditional sense, or from a specific item), charitable works, etc. The thing I have to remember (we all have to remember really), is that if we do these things relying on our own strength or power we are totally missing the point, and offending God in the process. I don’t know about you, but I am so happy to be immersed in this Holy Season of Lent once more. This will be my second Lent in the convent. The Liturgy for this penitential season is so rich with readings exhorting us to do penance, but always with the right intention; God-seeking, not self-seeking. This is very important for me, as when my eyes are not fixed on Him I always fall flat on my face.

My prayer for you all this Lent is to grow closer to Christ and His Church by embracing all that this rich, penetential season has to offer. May God richly bless each of you and fill you with a holy longing for the risen Christ at Easter.

Sister Veronica 

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