Thursday, February 18, 2010

YEAR FOR PRIESTS - Curé of Ars Lenten Reading Plan

The Temptation of Christ by Ary Scheffer

Cure of Ars Lenten Reading Plan from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday

...The texts provided...are taken from the catecheses, exhortations, and sermon excerpts of the Holy Curé of Ars, Saint John Vianney. During this Year for Priests, our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has held up this important saint as a model for all parish priests. His writings contain a great depth of spirituality and wisdom...

The following is an excerpt from yesterday's Ash Wednesday reflection:
...Oh, how bitterly shall we regret at the hour of death the time we have given to pleasures, to useless conversations, to repose, instead of having employed it in mortification, in prayer, in good works, in thinking of our poor misery, in weeping over our poor sins; then we shall see that we have done nothing for Heaven. Oh, my children, how sad it is! Three-quarters of those who are Christians labor for nothing but to satisfy this body, which will soon be buried and corrupted, while they do not give a thought to their poor soul, which must be happy or miserable for all eternity. They have neither sense nor reason: it makes one tremble....

A big mahalo to my friend Maryellen for sharing this one.  The link will be placed on the sidebar under Year for Priests links until after Easter.

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