Have you adopted a new giving practice this Lenten season instead of ‘fasting’ from something? Are you committing to giving more to others during the pandemic when so many of suffering?

The Sisters of Bon Secours, in collaboration with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, are running a ‘Challenge to End Hunger’ campaign. It kicked off this week in recognition of National Catholic Sisters Week. The Sisters of Bon Secours Vocation Director, Sr. Fran Gorsuch, is promoting an extra incentive to give by promising to dye her hair green if their goal is reached too! She’ll literally be paying homage to her Irish roots! We are excited to see her sporting this new do around the Retreat & Conference Center. If you are inclined, please click here to learn more and to donate.

As we consider the needs of others, let’s offer this prayer for Lent…feeding the hungry

Lenten Prayer
(inspired by Isaiah 58: 1-12)

We have chosen to fast
Not with ashes but with actions
Not with sackcloth but in sharing
Not in thoughts but in deeds
We will give up our abundance
To share our food with the hungry
We will give up our comfort
To provide homes for the destitute
We will give up our fashions
To see the naked clothed
We will share where others hoard
We will free where others oppress
We will heal where others harm
Then God’s light will break out on us
God’s healing will quickly appear
God will guide us always
God’s righteousness will go before us
We will find our joy in the Lord
We will be like a well watered garden
We will be called repairers of broken walls
Together we will feast at God’s banquet table

Amen.

~Christine Sine (2010)