Friday, February 8, 2008

Blessed Lent!

“Turn away from sin, and be faithful to the Gospel.” These were the words we heard on Ash Wednesday as Fr. Edwards marked our foreheads with ashes. As a postulant community, our theme for this Lent is: “Live in the present moment, with your eyes fixed on Jesus, in a spirit of thanksgiving.” We have also decided to watch movies this Lent that depict the passion of Christ in humanity – we’ll be starting with Romero on Saturday. Finally, we’ll be praying the Stations of the Cross with the whole community every Monday evening.

Academically and apostolically, things are moving along! Last Friday we started a class on the New Testament with Fr. Soto, one of the teachers at the seminary. He will be coming here on Friday mornings this semester to study the Gospels with us. This week is also the last week of our online class with Sr. Rose.

Last weekend Sr. Laura and Julia held an exhibit at St. Simon’s parish. Some of the rest of us went there for Mass on Sunday. It’s a beautiful parish, and the people seemed really grateful to have us there. We gave many Lenten titles and LOTS of the pope’s new document on hope!

Feel free to comment and share any prayer requests or any thoughts on Lent and Lenten practices that you may have. We will be keeping all of you in prayer this Lent, that it may truly be a time of drawing closer to Jesus! God bless you!

- Emily

1 comment:

The Pauline Spirit said...

A blessed Lent to you too! I'm a big fan of the Pauline Spirit that Blessed Alberione puts in the trinominal: the Way, the Truth, and the Life~a dynamic process of insertion in Christ who comes to occupy all aspects of one's existence. Sadly, it's not know by many. As the Church celebrate the Pauline Year, I wish to spread this profound process to people via "The Pauline Spirit" blog. Bl. Alberione is the patron of this blog :). Please pray for encouragement, for enlighten and for all who will say "Yes"!
United in Jesus, the HOST!