“Christians know that suffering cannot be eliminated, yet it can have meaning and become an act of love and entrustment into the hands of God who does not abandon us.”
-Pope Francis, Lumen Fidei (The Light of Faith)
While Lent might feel like it is only about our regrets, sufferings, and disappointments, Pope Francis tells us Lent means much more. With great compassion and mercy, he helps us break free of despair. Here we find our greatest hope, lifting us up until the joy of Easter arrives. Reflect on the powerful words of Pope Francis and the accompanying Scripture, prayer, and action every day of the Lenten and Easter season. Make the journey from suffering toward the healing and transformation found in the resurrection of Jesus.