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Carolyn Woo, President & CEO Catholic Relief Services… “What are you giving up for Lent?” This is a question we ask each other as Ash Wednesday approaches.

A slightly different question that I like to ask myself is, “What are you going to do during Lent?”

She follows with

“My answer this year is, “Participate in CRS Rice Bowl!” This long-standing and popular program has been reimagined to make it an even more meaningful experience for Catholics of all ages.

Visit to find out how your Lenten sacrifices can make a lifesaving difference in the lives of our poorest brothers and sisters overseas.

What you give up for Lent really can change lives.

Perhaps as Vincentians we should be asking what can we do during Lent that will change lives.

Perhaps it might be worthwhile thinking more about the Vincentian Family’s option to foster Systemic Change.


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