Two Meditative Hymns for Lent

Attende Domine

To Thee, highest King,

Redeemer of all,

do we lift up our eyes

in weeping:

Hear, O Christ, the prayers

of your servants.

 Hear us, O Lord, and have mercy, because we have sinned against Thee!

Innocent, He was seized,

not refusing to be led;

condemned by false witnesses

because of impious men;

O Christ, keep safe those

whom Thou hast redeemed!

 Hear us, O Lord, and have mercy, because we have sinned against Thee!

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Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

“We can think of Lent as a time to eradicate evil or cultivate virtue, a time to pull up weeds or to plant good seeds. Which is better is clear, for the Christian ideal is always positive rather than negative. A person is great not by the ferocity of his hatred of evil, but by the intensity of his love for God. Asceticism and mortification are not the ends of a Christian life; they are only the means. The end is charity. Penance merely makes an opening in our ego in which the Light of God can pour. As we deflate ourselves, God fills us. And it is God’s arrival that is the important event.” (Venerable Fulton J. Sheen)

Fr. Z is once again providing 5 minute daily Lenten meditations called “LENTCAzT” to help us on our Lenten journey. Highly recommended!

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