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Yesterday we celebrated Ash Wednesday. We begin our 40 day journey of uniting ourselves to the mystery of Jesus’ temptation in the desert. It’s a time to purify ourselves through practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.
Conception Abbey is offering daily Lenten reflections for the entire season of Lent. Different monks were asked to write reflections based on the readings for the day. Reflections I wrote are the ones to start the series. You can find them here: https://lent.conceptionabbey.org/
Also, on Ash Wednesday and the Sundays of Lent that monk assigned for the week will offer a video reflection. The video for Ash Wednesday is posted below. Blessings on your Lenten journey!