17Feb Lenten Message from Pope Francis

Renewing faith, hope and love:

Pope Francis’ message for Lent 2021

In his message for Lent 2021, Pope Francis calls on the faithful to “renew our faith, draw from the living waters of hope, and receive with open hearts the love of God.”


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  1. Soline Humbert

    The Youth Of Age
    …”I used to worry about sin;
    now I have no time for this.
    When I pick up the Scriptures,
    the light streams out at me
    The words tremble with life,
    and shout:’Abundant Life.’

    My memory is memorising:
    all the strands are being drawn together.
    I can now say:
    ‘I see, I hear, I know, I smile, I love.’

    I see new words, hear new music, know in deeper tones,
    I smile at my dreams, I love with the trees.

    I see bright flames coming from human lips.
    I see rippling water flowing in endless light.
    No container on earth can keep this flowing.

    All my life is now here in the palm of my hand:
    I am child, maid, woman, crone.
    I live it all, now more fully.

    How can I now describe my lightsome life?
    I see
    I yearn yet.”

    Hildegard of Bingen ( Praying with the Women Mystics, Mary T Malone, the Columba Press 2006)

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