Love an Enemy This Lent

We are—all of us—sitting on a lot of unresolved rage. Thomas Aquinas defines the deadly sin of anger in his typically pithy manner as an irrational or excessive desire for revenge. Every one of us has been hurt by someone else, aggressed, unjustly harmed, insulted, perhaps to an extreme degree. And so, naturally enough, we harbor a desire to respond in kind.

University of Saint Joseph to Co-Organize, Showcase Environmental Research at Macau Green Week 2023

The Institute of Science and Environment of the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) will take on the role of co-organizer of the annual Macau Green Week for the first time ever. The educational institution was invited by the local authorities to take over the coordination of the Green Week Carnival, an initiative that will take place on March 18 and 19, outside the Taipa Houses-Museum.


In this article, we will learn the importance of penance, repentance, and the practice of the three traditional Lenten penances: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Almsgiving is closely connected with forgiveness, and both the corporal and spiritual works of mercy are important. We must approach the Sacrament of Reconciliation, or confession, and to make firm resolutions to carry out the three penances during Lent. Let us also take up the Lenten devotion of The Way of the Cross and pray along with the community. Lent is a pilgrimage to Easter and a time for conversion and penance.