Reflections

Lent: a time to review our lives before God

By FR. SAJU PINAKATTU

On the first Sunday of Lent, the gospel speaks of a time of solitude for Jesus in the desert immediately after His baptism. Jesus was driven by the Spirit into the desert to spend forty days. ‘Forty’ is a number often associated with intense spiritual experiences.
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Lent is a time for developing and deepening good habits

By FR. TOM McHUGH

Nearly 60 years ago, during a retreat for school boys, a Jesuit Priest offered us the following guide for living: place an act, form a habit; form a habit, develop a character; develop a character, reach your destination.

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