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February 23, 2009

Preparing for Lent

As we prepare for Lent, I think it might be a good time to think about what it means to be women of Christ traveling with Him on the road to Calvary. I immediately think of the women of Jerusalem to whom Jesus says, "Do not weep for me; weep instead for yourselves and your children." (Lk 23:28). On Good Friday I cannot help but weep for my Lord. Yet His is right; the nails are also driven into his mystical body, to those who belong to Him and those souls for whom He is still yearning.

When we pray, fast, and give alms this Lent, let us as women notice where it is that we might wipe Jesus' face, clean His wounds, and give Him drink by serving those around us. Let us get one another to Paradise.

A quick note: I always find Danielle Rose's CD on the Mysteries of the Rosary so moving, especially during Lent; I like to listen to her meditations while praying the rosary (pending I have more than 15 minutes!) For more information on her, go here and here. Her Cd's (there are three I think) are all available on iTunes. Oh, and here is a beautiful clip of her on YouTube.

Blessings to all of my sisters and to our friends and readers.

1 comment:

Angela Miceli said...

Thank you, Julian! I never heard of Danielle Rose before. That clip is so beautiful. What a joy and refreshment she has. I'll be sure to be praying for her and all of you ladies as we prepare for Lent!

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