"Lent comes providentially to reawaken us, to shake us
from our lethargy." - Pope Francis
“Make use of devotion to the Blessed Sacrament
as a means of persevering in the practice of virtue.
Let us go to Him toward evening
and tell Him about our shortcomings,
let us ask Him for help and forgiveness.
Our Lord loves us, constantly, and His glance
follows us every moment of the day.”
Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val,
Servant of God
"... when the door starts closing a bit because of our weakness and sins,
confession reopens it." - Pope Francis
"Put aside your hatred and animosity. Take pains to refrain from sharp words.
If they escape your lips, do not be ashamed to let your lips produce the remedy,
since they have caused the wounds. Pardon one another so that later on
you will not remember the injury. The recollection of an injury is itself wrong.
It adds to our anger, nurtures our sin and hates what is good. It is a rusty arrow
and poison for the soul. It puts all virtue to flight."— St. Francis of Paola