The Word Among Us

Lent 2012 Issue

Turning from Self to God

An Examination of Conscience for Lent

Turning from Self to God: An Examination of Conscience for Lent

"If you want your prayers to fly to God, equip them with the two wings of fasting and almsgiving." This good advice from St. Augus­tine encourages us to pursue the “holy trio” that the church calls us to each Lent.

Like faith, hope, and charity, the three practices of fasting, prayer, and almsgiv­ing work together to turn us away from self-centeredness...

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