It is right to offer sacrifice to God as a sign of
adoration and gratitude,
supplication and communion.
Lent is a season for sacrifice, a time of deepening our awareness
of our indebtedness to God and of our need to make to Him a response of
love, a response that costs.
Offer everything to God as a
sacrifice, the Angel of Peace counseled the shepherd children of
This is the secret of
the saints, one so beautifully exemplified by St. Francis and St. Clare.
The only perfect sacrifice is the one Christ offered on the Cross|
Saints of generous Lenten sacrifice, they were pre-eminently saints of abiding Easter joy. Let us allow their example and prayers to lead us along the way of right sacrifice, so that we can sing in all truth at the Easter Vigil: Therefore, heavenly Father, in the joy of this night, receive our evening sacrifice of praise, your Churchís solemn offering.