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...

The full article is available to subscribers only

Access all articles, daily meditations and readings, as well as special resources, by becoming a subscriber. View subscription options.

Special Offer: Two week free web-only trial subscription. Sign up now.

Existing Print & Web-Only Subscribers: Login for full access.