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.

Divine Mercy: Mankind’s Last Hope of Salvation

We celebrated the Feast of Divine Mercy three days ago. The second Sunday of Easter has been celebrated by the Church since April 2000 as Divine Mercy Sunday. In these times, more than ever, Our Lord’s call echoes throughout the world through St Faustina: “Mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to My mercy” (Diary, 300).