For the second time, we find ourselves in Lent during lockdown. However, this doesn't mean that normal Lenten practices and traditions have to be abandoned. Discover nine ways you can live Lent prayerfully this year, even if you can't leave your home.
The saints may appear perfect, leading us to believe that we are too flawed to become saints. The unlikely example of St Peter can console us all: no-one is too human or too flawed to become a saint! On the contrary, Jesus calls us all to follow him and become saints in the process — each in our own way, with our qualities and flaws.
Six weeks into Italy’s lockdown, Pope Francis stood there before a large dark wooden crucifix, praying for an end to the pandemic. In 1522, as a violent plague struck Rome, this same crucifix was carried in a penitential procession. When the crucifix was returned, the plague had completely ceased. Fifty years later, another shepherd, also barefoot and with a crucifix in his hand, went on pilgrimage through the streets of his own city, calling for mercy for his flock afflicted by the plague.
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Share The Faith
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Nurture The Next Generation
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