Tag Archives: Lent

COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop

No. 916          Diocese of Marbel, Philippines                   18 February 2017 POPE FRANCIS’ 2017 LENTEN MESSAGE Released from the Vatican 18 October 2016. “The Word is a gift.  Other … Continue reading

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2. Pope’s 2015 Lenten Message (selections)

Pope Francis issued this message on 4 October 2014. “Make your hearts firm” (Jas. 5: 8) “Lent is a time of renewal” for all.  “Above all it is a ‘time of grace’ (2 Cor. 6: 2)”. “When we are healthy … Continue reading

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1. Ash Wednesday

Lent begins today, 18 February and ends on 2 April, Holy Thursday. Lent is a preparation for Easter.  A period for the renewal of baptismal promises through prayer, penance and good works. One way of doing penance is through fasting … Continue reading

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