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Lent with the Saints

Lent with the Saints: Ignatius of Loyola

Wisdom 2:1a, 12–22; Psalm 34:17–18, 19–20, 21, 23; John 7:1–2, 10, 25–30

“You know me, and you know where I am from. I have not come on my own. But the one who sent me is true, and you do not know him. I know him, because I am from him, and he sent me” (John 7:28–29). These words are from today’s Gospel of John, as Jesus, threatened by his enemies, nevertheless comes to the Temple in Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles. He begins to teach openly about who he is. His words challenge those who would claim intimacy with God but are in fact far from it.

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Lent with the Saints

Lent with the Saints: Anthony of Padua

Exodus 32:7–14; Psalm 106:19–20, 21–22, 23; John 5:31–47

Before he became the “go-to” saint for finding lost objects, St. Anthony of Padua had another nickname: “The Hammer of Heretics.”

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