Lent Meditation

Pope Francis on Fasting by A Monk of Quarr Fasting is one of the three pillars of Lent. Linked together with prayer and almsgiving (charity) they are expressions of the central purpose of Lent, which is a turning to God and a conversion of heart. In his homily during Mass on Ash Wednesday 2019, Pope […]

As Lent Begins

As Lent Begins This year Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 17th February. It will be an Ash Wednesday with a difference. It falls in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic and the Vatican has issued a directive about how the ashes (obtained from the burnt palms of the previous year’s Palm Sunday), can be safely […]