March 5, 2017
"Lent is a favourable season for opening the doors to all those in need and recognizing in them the face of Christ." - Pope Francis, Message for Lent 2017
In a particular way during this Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to the spiritual and corporal works of mercy that "remind us that faith finds expression in concrete everyday actions meant to help our neighbors in body and spirit."
During Lent, the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, will feature a weekly Lenten message written by one of our priests and recorded by the Office of Communications.
For the first week of Lent, Fr. Joseph A. Escobar, Pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Providence, Rhode Island, offers this reflection -
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