Today’s Focus: Nourishment of the Soul


By Sister Stefanie MacDonald, OSB

We celebrated Madri Gras last night, and as always, we had a terrific time.

Sisters Mary Jane (above) and Margaret won 1st prize in the Best Mask Contest. We enjoyed some treats, played a few mean games of Bunco, and laughed a whole lot. It was the perfect way to bid farewell to Ordinary Time (for now) and enter the season of Lent.

We’ve put away our treats for now, to focus on nourishing our souls.

We begin with Ash Wednesday … but why? Sister Catherine Cleary offers some insight.

She also says, “The season of Lent is about generosity, not triumph. It’s about discipleship, not rules. It’s about trying to follow the peaceful way of Jesus in prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Caring. Forgiveness. Kindness.” Read more.

Don’t miss Sister Mary Core’s Springtime for Your Soul: A Lenten Online Mini-Retreat.

Lent presents us all with an open door. Go through … and see what you find.


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