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STVM Celebrates the Beginning of the Lenten Season

Feb 17, 2021

Today is the beginning of the season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection and fasting. This prepares us for Christ's resurrection on Easter Sunday.

As Pope Francis tells us, “Ashes are sprinkled on our heads so that the fire of love can be kindled in our hearts. We are citizens of heaven, and our love for God and neighbor is our passport to heaven.”

Lord,

As we enter this Solemn and Holy Season,
we pray that you would send your Holy Spirit upon us
that we might prepare ourselves
for these coming 40 days of Lent.
Help us to humble ourselves so that
we can understand the magnificence of Your Love for us as,
You humbled Yourself and gave your Life on the Cross
that we might receive the gift of Eternal Glory with you.

Amen.