Give Up, Take Up, Lift Up!
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In his Lenten message for 2014, Pope Francis takes inspiration from the words of St. Paul (Cor 8:9), and asks us to contemplate Paul’s invitation to live “a life of evangelical poverty.”
We can begin to embrace this call by fasting from or “giving up” material things, including foods, that are superfluous to our basic needs; “taking up” charitable habits that are directed to helping and caring for others; and “lifting up” our brothers and sisters who are in need through giving alms, praying and participating in devotional practices.
“In the poor and outcast we see Christ’s face; by loving and helping the poor, we love and serve Christ.” — Pope Francis, Message for Lent 2014. . .
By taking an active approach to the three traditional pillars of Lenten observance, prayer, fasting and almsgiving, we recognize that to be evangelists, we must first be evangelized ourselves. Spiritual suggestions, along with inspirational words from Pope Francis and some of the saints who are remembered during the season on our downloadable Lenten calendar provide a daily reminder of your evangelical call.
Lenten Opportunities @ UIW
Wednesdays @ 5:00 pm in Our Lady’s Chapel:
What are the “Stations of the Cross”
Feast of the Annunciation
Evening Prayer & Discussion:
Incarnate Word Day
11:45 pm – CCVI Spirit Award
March 26-27, 2014
|St. Anthony Catholic High School
Pray – Eat – Play
Stations of the Cross, Meal,
|March 28, 2014
Meal & Fun @ 7:00 pm
|The Stations of the Cross & Fitness||
April 10, 2014
|2014 Silent Retreat||April 11 – 12, 2014
More details to come