Feb 16, 2021
This is Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. This week we begin the scared season of Lent, a period of 40 days in which we reflect, repent and prepare for the glory of Easter morning. Lent is marked by the three pillars of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. May we devote more time to morning and evening prayer; may we turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel and be active in charity. By doing so, and, of course, always dependent on the grace of God, we will experience a spiritual transformation. Now is the time to draw near to Our Lord, to purify our hearts, and to humble ourselves before Him. Make time to visit a church or a house of worship, to sit in silence with Jesus, and invite Him to speak to us. If we do, this Lent will undoubtedly be filled with abundant blessings.