Sharing the Word for March 17, 2022
Lent is a time for us to look into our hearts and see what is important to us and for whom and for what we are willing to extend ourselves.
We probably know more legends about Saint Patrick than facts. But from the amount of work he did, and by the after-effects of that work, we can understand what type of man he was.
St. Patrick’s Open Heart
St. Patrick is one of the most well-known saints of Ireland. He converted thousands, and drove the snakes out of the land on the mountain Croagh Patrick. Even though he was not born in Ireland, God led him there for a specific mission and ministry.
Lent with Padre Pio: Second Thursday
When he first received the stigmata—wounds similar to those borne by Christ—Padre Pio begged that the outward signs of it be taken away.
Pope Francis prays for an end to war in Ukraine
Asking God to forgive all people tempted by violence, Pope Francis prayed for an end to the war in Ukraine and the fratricidal killing of both combatants and civilians caught in the crossfire.