Once more, the season of Lent is upon us, a special time for spiritual renewal, both individually and as a Christian community. During this graced time, we are called into a deeper relationship with the Lord, and are given opportunities to think deeply about what it means for us to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
In the Christian tradition, the season of Advent ushers in a time of anticipation, excitement and hope as we look forward to celebrating the birth of Christ at Christmas.
‘Let the little children come to me; Do not stop them; For it is to such as these that the Kingdom of God belongs.’
Our Church is currently still basking in the surge of newness of life and purpose ushered in with the celebration of Easter.
On Sunday, May 19 this year, many communities within the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide will gather to take part in the annual Marian Procession and Peace Rally. This year’s procession is the 70th in the series and will be a public honouring of Mary, the Mother of God and Mother of the Church.
Throughout the season of Lent, the Church offers us opportunities to re-engage with our faith and deepen our relationship with God and with one another. KATHY HORAN explores the different ways we can participate in the Lenten journey.