SPIRITUALITY

EASTER REFLECTIONS

29 February 2015 - Second Sunday of Lent
Gospel Reading Mark 9:2-10
Jesus is transfigured in the presence of Peter, James, and John.
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22 February 2015 - First Sunday of LentGospel Reading Mark 1:12-15
Jesus is tempted in the desert by Satan.
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Ash Wednesday
“What are you going to do for Lent?”
It’s a question often asked today with a slightly scoffing tone. The idea of ‘spiritual exercises’ or asceticism has become caught up with associations of negative religion, self-rejection or self-righteousness.
Yet the question is often asked. It connects to a deeply felt need especially among people with a conscious spiritual practice and it is an important question.
For Christians, Lent offers an opportunity for renewal and to recharge one’s commitment and devotion to the Way. We should feel both physically and psychologically better because of a well-practiced Lent. Read more

Society of the Sacred Heart Australia New Zealand
MAKE OUR HEARS LIKE YOURS
Lenten Reflection 2015
In his Message for Lent this year, Pope Francis addresses the globalisation of indifference – a concern that he raises frequently in homilies and talks. He calls us to an interior renewal so that we might not fall into indifference to our neighbours and to God. His proposes for our reflection three texts from the Bible. Here are some suggestions on how we might place these texts in dialogue with Pope Francis’ own reflections, the Goals of Sacred Heart Education, and the life of St Philippine Duchesne. Read more...