“We want our initiative to shatter the barrier of apathy and awaken people’s
consciousness to individuals who are starving” (Bp. Bohdan Dziurakh)
We enter into Great Lent with a mix of eagerness, anticipation, and self-doubt. St. Paul and St. Augustine both wrote about how difficult it was to live a holy life, even though they well knew what it entailed and wanted to live it.
Lent provides a concentrated time when we can more fully center on living that life, even though we doubt ourselves and know how many times we have failed. During this Lenten season our bishops ask that we bring our prayers to action, especially our prayers for the poor and forgotten.