As Pope Francis described in his 2017 Lenten message, "Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ's victory over death.
"This season urgently calls us to conversion," he wrote. "Christians are asked to return to God 'with all their hearts' (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the Lord."
As we begin Lent on Ash Wednesday, March 1, how do we prepare our hearts for conversion and the path to Easter? Turning toward prayer, through the Scriptures, is one solid suggestion.
"May the Holy Spirit lead us on a true journey of conversion, so that we can rediscover the gift of God's word, be purified of the sin that blinds us, and serve Christ present in our brothers and sisters in need," Pope Francis wrote.
You can join us in our Spiritual Reflections for the following Lent services:
Wednesday, March 1st at 9:30am - Meadow Woods Assisted Living
Wednesday, March 1st at 10:30am - Martin Luther Care Center
We will in addition have Ashes for people all day on Wednesday, March 1st, if you are in need of prayer and healing.
Lastly, this Friday, March 3rd. St. Bonaventure will begin the Stations of the Cross each Friday at Martin Luther Care Center.
If you have any questions about our Spiritual Health offered at Martin Luther Campus, feel free to reach out to Rev. David Cobb, Spiritual Care Director, 952.948.5170
Kate Blessing - Director of Community Relations