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16 Quotes to Inspire Your Lent | Free HD Catholic Wallpapers
Lent is an interior journey to rediscover our relationship with Christ through prayer and fasting. It is a season of muted joy, that sense of bated breath that awaits the glory of Easter with the Resurrected Christ.
It is a period of self-denial, to remind us that we live for Resurrection, for Eternal Life. As an Easter People, we need to be living that joy and self-sacrifice each day. We need to be the caring and thoughtful hands of Christ in this world.
I particularly love the insistent connection that the popes and saints have made between our life in Christ and our lives with each other. If we have Christ in us, then we eagerly are Good Samaritans to each other.
A true Christian lives for the next world as though he/she is already in it, here and now, filled with peace and giving goodness and strength to all.
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“As Lent is the time for greater love, listen to Jesus’ thirst… ‘Repent and believe’ Jesus tells us. What are we to repent? Our indifference, our hardness of heart. What are we to believe? Jesus thirsts even now, in your heart and in the poor – He knows your weakness. He wants only your love, wants only the chance to love you.” Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
“Our primitive rule states that we must pray without ceasing. If we do this with all the care possible – for unceasing prayer is the most important aspect of the rule – the fasts, the disciplines, and the silence the order commands will not be wanting. For you already know that if prayer is to be genuine, it must be helped by these other things; prayer and comfortable living are incompatible.” St. Teresa of Avila
“Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experience of suffering is required of your brotherhood throughout the world.” 1 Peter 5:8-9
“Let everyone know and hold for certain that we cannot be saved except through the sacred Words and the Precious Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which priests preach, announce, and distribute, and of which they are the sole ministers.” St. Francis of Assisi
“Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. Amen.” St Augustine of Hippo
“O Lord, The house of my soul is narrow; enlarge it that you may enter in. It is ruinous, O repair it! It displeases Your sight. I confess it, I know. But who shall cleanse it, to whom shall I cry but to you? Cleanse me from my secret faults, O Lord, and spare Your servant from strange sins.” St Augustine of Hippo
“In fact, the external aspects of fasting, though important, do not convey the full measure of the practice. Joined to the practice should be a sincere desire for inner purification, readiness to obey the divine will and thoughtful solidarity with our brothers and sisters, especially the poor.” St Pope John Paul II
“To experience Holy Week is to enter more and more into God’s logic of love and self-giving.” Pope Francis
“Lent is a favourable time in which to rediscover faith in God as the foundation of our lives and of the Church’s life.” Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
“The observance of Lent is the very badge of Christian warfare. By it we prove ourselves not to be enemies of Christ. By it we avert the scourges of divine justice. By it we gain strength against the princes of darkness, for it shields us with heavenly help. Should men grow remiss in their observance of Lent, it would be a detriment to God’s glory, a disgrace to the Catholic religion, and a danger to Christian souls. Neither can it be doubted that such negligence would become the source of misery to the world, of public calamity, and of private woe.” Pope Benedict XIV
“So if you pray, fast; if fast, show mercy; if you want your petition to be heard, hear the petition of others. When you fast, see the fasting of others. If you hope for mercy, show mercy. If you look for kindness, show kindness. If you want to receive, give.” St. Peter Chrysologus
Make few resolutions. Make specific resolutions. And fulfill them with the help of God.” St. Josemaria Escriva
“Never forget that there are only two philosophies to rule your life: the one of the cross, which starts with the fast and ends with the feast. The other of Satan, which starts with the feast and ends with the headache.” Archbishop Fulton Sheen
“Lent is not first a time of giving up but a time to re-choose to be the victim of Christ, the Lamb. It is a time to live the Beatitudes.” Fr. Marie Dominique Philippe
“Lent is about a relationship, the most important one, with God and our neighbor.” Fr. John Lombardi
“Nothing, how little so ever it be, if it is suffered for God’s sake, can pass without merit in the sight of God.” Thomas a Kempis
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