Cardinal Bergoglio’s Lenten Letter, 2013

And rend your hearts, and not your garments, and turn to the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, patient and rich in mercy, and ready to repent of the evil. (Joel 2:13) Little by little we become accustomed to hearing and seeing, through the mass media,...

What did you give up, Gramma?

“What did you give up for Lent? Which is the topic of my youngest grandchildren, my answer is complicated.  I decided to give more of myself to others in thought word and deed. So last night when they asked again, I told them I gave up hurting others and chose...
A Lenten perspective on aging

A Lenten perspective on aging

Carving out space for God to fill up! “The mystic Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin says the loss of bodily and mental abilities in old age is but the creator carving out large cavities in us so to fill them up with God. Instead of begrudgingly enduring your...