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S+L BLOG: Lent 2016



Nuns hold candles during the Easter Vigil Mass in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher April 7, 2012. (CNS photo/Debbie Hill) ...read more
“BE RECONCILED TO GOD” God . . . through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. . . . We beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become ...read more
Good Friday – Passion of the Lord Way of the Cross led by His Holiness Pope Francis Colosseum Rome, 25 March 2016 “God is Mercy” Meditations by Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti INTRODUCTION Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation (2 Cor 1:3) In ...read more
This evening at 9:15 pm, Pope Francis presides at the pious devotion of the Via Crucis at the Coliseum.  The ceremony will be broadcast worldwide. The texts of the meditations and prayers of the Stations of the Cross this year were prepared by Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, Archbishop of Perugia – Città della Pieve (Italy) on ...read more
A man playing the role of Jesus carries a cross during the reenactment of the Stations of the Cross along a street as they walk from the Holy Family Basilica in Kenya’s capital Nairobi March 29, 2013. (CNS photo/Thomas Mukoya, Reuters) ...read more
People take part in an outdoors Stations of the Cross procession in Havana March 7, 2012. Cuba’s government, after a request from Pope Benedict XVI, declared Good Friday 2012 a national holiday. (CNS photo/Reuters) ...read more