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Message for Lenten Campaign 2019

MESSAGE FOR LENTEN CAMPAIGN 2019 We mindfully begin again our Lenten journey of spiritual renewal and conversion by going through the purposeful actions of praying, fasting (abstinence), and almsgiving (works of charity). These three practical ways express our true interior repentance or conversion.   Lenten Journey with All of CreationAll of creation (including food and water) and creative actions (all forms of prayer and works of charity) are aids for us to enter deeper into a meaningful journey of encountering and returning to Jesus Christ. All of creation is at the service of our...

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2nd World Day of the Poor

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS SECOND WORLD DAY OF THE POOR 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time18 November 2018   This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him 1. “This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him” (Ps 34:6). The words of the Psalmist become our own whenever we are called to encounter the different conditions of suffering and marginalization experienced by so many of our brothers and sisters whom we are accustomed to label generically as “the poor”. The Psalmist is not alien to suffering; quite the contrary. He has a direct experience of poverty and yet transforms it into a song...

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