Today is Wednesday of the 1st Week of Lent.
Listen for the subtle difference in the collects for Holy Mass in the Ordinary and the Extraordinary Forms. They are similar, but – AGAIN – a change was made in the Novus Ordo.
Today we hear Pope Benedict… yes… how can we not focus on him during these last days of his pontificate? A taste…
Lent reminds us, therefore, that the Christian life is a neverending combat in which the “weapons” of prayer, fasting, and penance are used. Fighting against evil, against every form of selfishness and hate, and dying to oneself to live in God is the ascetic journey that every disciple of Jesus is called to make with humility and patience, with generosity and perseverance. Following the divine Teacher in docility makes Christians witnesses and apostles of peace.