Lenten reflections by our Superior General


The Superior General of my congregation, Frère Yannick, has been offering some very useful Lenten reflection material on his blog (see here). Each day he takes a quote from one of the day's Mass readings and links it to similarly-themed quotes from our Founder (Fr. Jean-Marie De La Mennais) and passages from other sources, including the writings of Pope Benedict XVI, suggesting a time of prayer with these texts as meditation material.

Here are the texts for yesterday's blog entry:

Wednesday 6th March
Deuteronomy (Dt 4: 1; 9): And now, Israel, listen to the laws and customs which I am teaching you today, so that, by observing them, you may survive… But take care, as you value your lives! Do not forget the things which you yourselves have seen, or let them slip from your heart as long as you live; teach them, rather, to your children and to your children's children.
Jean-Marie de la Mennais, (M, 86): "O my God, if we had faith! This lively faith, this animated faith that penetrates and almost hears the mysteries of heaven! This faith which sees the dawn of the eternal day! Abraham's faith! - O my God, give me faith! "
Benedict XVI (Porta Fidei): "Faith is a companion of life which can perceive with eyes always new the wonders that God is doing for us. Committed to understand the signs of the times today in history, faith encourages each of us to become a living sign of the presence of the Risen Lord in the world. "
Time of silence and meditation that everyone can do depending on the time he will have planned (5, 15, 30 minutes ...)
Let us pray: Lord let me remember the passages of your love in my life. Give me the grace to hear your voice through your Word received in the Church.  Grant that I may feed on it every day. Send your Holy Spirit in the heart of those who doubt so that they may find the height, width and depth of the Love that surrounds and calls them.
Our Father… Hail Mary…
Glory to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit… 
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