The Campaign of Lent

Palm cross

The Collect for the Liturgy of Ash Wednesday, the day which marks the beginning of our 40 days of preparation for the celebration of the Paschal Mystery, calls Lent a “campaign.”

Built on hope

mask and confetti

While serving at Saint Joseph Seminary College in Saint Benedict, Louisiana, I was introduced to living in the midst of Carnival, which extends from the day after Epiphany until Ash Wednesday (Jan. 7 – Feb. 16, 2021).

Light in the darkness

praying hands

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1).