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*No Photo for 3/1/24*
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Mr. Richard Costa, Molloy's new Director Of Campus Ministry & Marist Mission, shares the words of Pope Francis for our Lenten Reflection:
"In an age when even one's most intimate thoughts and feelings can become fodder for social media, Lent is a time to cast aside appearances and to find God at work in the depths of the heart. Christians have become immersed 'in a world in which everything, including our emotions and deepest feelings, has to become social.'"
"Today, even the most tragic and painful experiences risk not having a quiet place where they can be kept," he said. "Everything has to be exposed, shown off, fed to the gossip mill of the moment."
Lent is a chance for Christians to ensure their relationship with God "is not reduced to mere outward show."
The Lenten practices of "almsgiving, prayer and fasting are not mere external practices; they are paths that lead to the heart, to the core of the Christian life," he added, encouraging Christians to "love the brothers and sisters all around us, to be considerate to others, to feel compassion, to show mercy, to share all that we are and all that we have with those in need."
Lent "immerses us in a bath of purification. It means looking within ourselves and acknowledging our real identity, removing the masks we so often wear, slowing the frantic pace of our lives and embracing the truth of who we are."
(Excerpts taken from Pope Francis's Ash Wednesday address, February 14, 2024)
The third year of the Marist Brothers' continued three-year prayer theme will focus on Jesus and the Marist Mission to make Him known and Loved. All Marists worldwide are invited to join in this prayerful celebration.
Interested in becoming more involved as a Lay Marist? Contact Maureen Hagan at firstname.lastname@example.org.