On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, the Church begins the season of Lent. It is a time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. It is a time for us to both assess our lives and to sacrifice to become more Christ-like. Addition by subtraction if you will.

To help us enter into the Season of Lent, the DePorres Pages has written a novena, a nine day period of prayer leading up to Lent. Drawing upon the Gospel kerygma, the themes of Lent and the desire to grow in holiness, the Preparing for Lent Novena of 2020 strives to allow God to till the soil of our heart so that we might more fully and completely receive the love God wishes us to have by surrendering the sin that keeps us from receiving it.

The novena starts on Monday, February 17, nine days before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. Each day will feature reflections, prayers and a challenge or call to action. The goal it to increase our recognition of the presence of God and a desire to rid ourselves of sins that keep us from fully following the Lord Jesus. it is also to increase our prayers for others during this season, that as we grow closer to Jesus, so to may everyone.

We will make the novena available in writing and in audio format. If you have subscribed to our podcasts already, they Lenten podcasts will come to you wherever you get your podcasts. Let us pray for each other.

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