March 1, 2017

Saint Josemaría Escrivá on Lent

Saint Josemaría Escrivá
Lent should suggest to us these basic questions: Am I advancing in my faithfulness to Christ, in my desire for holiness, in a generous apostolate in my daily life, in my ordinary work among my colleagues? … What better way to begin than Lent? Let’s renew our faith, hope and love.
— St. Josemaria Escriva

O God, through the mediation of Mary our Mother, you granted your priest Saint Josemaría countless graces, choosing him as a most faithful instrument to found Opus Dei, a way of sanctification in daily service and in the fulfillment of the Christian's ordinary duties. Grant that I may learn to turn all the circumstances and events of my life into occasions of loving You and serving the Church, the Pope and all souls with joy and simplicity, lighting up the pathways of this earth with faith, hope and love, and living each moment in imitation of Christ. Amen.

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