Third Meditation for the Third Week of Lent

Lent possesses several Golden Doors. Passing through them assures the outpouring of graces that unite us to Christ Crucified. Three we have already seen: mortification, prayer, and almsgiving. But no one of these can compare with the fourth. That door dwarfs the other three. It is the sacrament of Confession. The other Golden Doors help… Continue reading Third Meditation for the Third Week of Lent

Second Meditation for the Second Week of Lent

Christ cleansing a leper. Jean-Marie Melchior Doze, 1864 The second pillar of Lent is prayer. St. Teresa of Avila tells us that prayer is intimate conversation with God. Conversation comes as easy to us as breathing. Our happiness depends upon conversation. Our very nature as men wither without it. Isolate a man from conversation and… Continue reading Second Meditation for the Second Week of Lent