1. […] Fortunately, Lent is practically right around the corner. During this penitential season, the Church specifically encourages us to slow down and reflect, to be more and do less. By immersing ourselves in the three traditional pillars of Lenten observance – prayer, fasting, and almsgiving – we effectively re-enter the waters of our own baptism. We should emerge with a true conversion of heart to renewed life in Christ. In Lent, we have a great opportunity to, as St. Teresa of Avila used to tell her sisters upon exiting the confessional, begin again. […]

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