United Kingdom and Ireland
February 12, 2018


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With Lent almost upon us now, here are some suggestions which Fr Goddard gave in his homily last Sunday as to how we might use this holy time of grace.


· Try to get to Mass more often during Lent

· Try to get to Confession regularly during Lent.

· If you are not already saying a daily Rosary then Lent would be a good time to start. If you do already, then why not take a second Rosary during Lent for the needs of others.

· The Stations of the Cross is a popular devotion which focusses us on the direction Lent leads us, namely salvation won for us through Christ’s Passion and Death.

· Why not take up a particular prayer intention for Lent:

o This could be personal or for others in your life.

o For our children’s education and the end to immoral secular agendas being imposed in the classroom.

o For the clear and unambiguous reaffirmation of Church teaching around marriage.

· Lent would be a good time to make an effort in spiritual reading: You might like to consider volume 2 of Benedict XVI’s book: Jesus of Nazareth: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection.


· Only take on things which you think you can manage for 40 days – don’t overstretch yourself.

· Don’t choose something that will make you “crabby”, thus leading you and those around you into sin.

· Don’t give up if you slip up in your resolve, but keep starting again for the 40 days.

· If charity towards a challenging person in your life is particularly difficult, refraining from a lack of charity and trying to get on with that person can be a greater penance and mortification than, for example, chocolate or television.


· Home – Consider supporting a pro-life charity, such as SPUC or The Good Counsel Network.

· Abroad – Consider supporting a charity which supports persecuted Christians, such as Aid to the Church in Need.

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