All are welcome to join the Wheaton Franciscan community as we begin our Lenten journey. Lent is a season of promise and invitation by God to BE and grow more deeply as people of God who are Ever Faithful … Always Hopeful.
Author Judy Cannato reminds us that “Lent is not only to rend our heart, but to keep them open for an extended period of time so that we can allow God to bring to light what must be changed.” The scripture readings remind us that God purposefully entered a covenant of faithfulness and love with our Jewish ancestors, and that same faithfulness extends from generation to generation. God’s promise calls us to be ever faithful … to God and to all of God’s creation. It is in allowing ourselves to a enter a deeper relationship with God and being faithful to who we are being called to be that we can be people who are always hopeful and who bring that hope to a wounded world.
We encourage you to find time to “retreat” and to take the opportunity to reflect and focus on the quality of your connection with God and one another. A variety of resources to help with this “retreat” time will be made available on our website.
We also welcome you to join us in our livestream sacramental liturgies and online spiritual offerings from our Liturgy team , as well as the spiritual offering from Tau Center, our spirituality ministry.
Aware that we continue to “live in troubled times,” the Wheaton Franciscans will be joining other Catholic Sisters of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in collaborative effort to serve persons in need and bring much needed awareness to the current increase in food insecurity. Please join us in our efforts to meet this need.
We hold you in prayer and ask that you hold the Wheaton Franciscan community in your prayers. May this Lenten season open us to accept God’s invitation to co-create a world Ever Faithful … Always Hopeful.