Dear Brothers,This is to share with you the Lenten Reflection Guide 2021 & 2 medicines from Pope Francis!
May our time of Lent and the joy of Easter open us to the intentional love of God through the experience of Jesus and the life-giving flame of the Holy Spirit.
“Let us dream, then, as a single human family, as fellow travelers sharing the same flesh, as children of the same earth which is our common home, each of us bringing the richness of his or her beliefs and convictions, each of us with his or her own voice, brothers and sisters all.”
The Season of Lent is an opportunity to reflect on our lives, on how we are living our call to discipleship, and a time to seek repentance and renewal for the ways we have fallen short. This Lenten Reflection Guide is an opportunity for you to take up the invitation of Pope Francis to pray with and reflect on his new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship. In Fratelli Tutti (“Brothers and Sisters All”), Pope Francis models a sort of Lenten-style of “examination” of the challenges and social sins facing our world. He calls us to personal reflection and repentance for the ways in which we fail to recognize our neighbors as “brothers and sisters” and contribute to the social and ecological crises facing our world today. Through the traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving (here known as action), and through reflecting on the experiences of Maryknoll missioners, we invite you to enter into the journey of Lent and dive deeper into the reflections of Pope Francis during this challenging time – or turning point – in history.