Lent: A time for renewing Faith, Hope and Love

Love rejoices in seeing others grow. Hence it suffers when others are anguished, lonely, sick, homeless, despised or in need. Love is a leap of the heart; it brings us out of ourselves and creates bonds of sharing and communion. “‘Social love’ makes it possible to advance towards a civilization of love, to which all of us can feel called. With its impulse to universality, love is capable of building a new world. No mere sentiment, it is the best means of discovering effective paths of development for everyone.” (Fratelli Tutti, 183). Pope Francis 2021 Lenten message


Reading I: Jer 31:31-34

“Within them I shall plant my Law, writing it on their hearts. Then I shall be their God and they will be my people.”

 Responsorial Psalm 51: 3-4, 12-13, 14-15

Response – Create a clean heart in me, O God. Youtube version HERE

Reading II: Heb 5: 7-9

Gospel John 12: 20-33

“Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honour.”

Crucifixion by St John of the Cross

"And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”


Image of 'Crucifixion' by St. John of the Cross after a mystical vision. Aleteia.