Give alms and financially fast this Lent

Lent is a time to meditate more deeply on the life of Christ, especially on his passion and crucifixion, and the church provides traditional Lenten practices that help us focus on our relationship with Christ.

Forgiveness Sunday

Many Eastern Christians observe Forgiveness Sunday, and though it may not be part of our own faith traditions, there is nothing stopping us from setting aside a time for mutual forgiveness.

Saint of the month: St. Josephine Bakhita

Despite years of being enslaved and abused, St. Josephine’s story ends in life-giving hope. Her recovery is a testimony to the role that believing in God’s love can play in helping victims of enslavement survive.

Saint of the month: St. Hilary of Poitiers

It was a gradual process that led St. Hilary of Poiters to dedicate himself to the Catholic faith in 345, but there was nothing cautious or measured about his zeal for defending the faith throughout his life.