This devotion can help us pursue the goals of Lent: our hearts' return to God, personal conversion and a recommitment to serve the poor. Shows the connection between this form of prayer and the traditional "works of mercy," more recently described as the "option for the poor." This prayer service is ideal for individual or group use.
Emphasizes the themes of turning away from sin, personal conversion and the meaning of Christian discipleship today.
Father Jack Wintz, O.F.M., is a Franciscan friar who has been a writer and editor for St. Anthony Messenger Press for over thirty-eight years. His articles, interviews, and photo stories have taken the award-winning journalist all over the world. Since 1973, Father Jack has been the editor of Catholic Update. He is the author of Friar Jack's E-spirations. He lives in a Franciscan community in Cincinnati, Ohio.