Ash Wednesday: Gateway to Lent

Ash Wednesday, this year beginning on 22 February, is the gateway to the season of Lent. The anointing with ashes, which is the key element of this day’s ritual, is a reminder of our responsibility as individuals and as communities to keep alive the discipleship that our baptism committed us to. The ritual of baptism […]

Lent: A Path of Blessing

… time to allow a fresh new taste of God.A Lenten Poem by Ann Weems American poet, Ann Weems, invites us to view Lent as “time… to let the power of our faith story take hold of us”. Years of “immersing ourselves more consciously in the evolving mysteries of the universe”,[1] and absorbing scientific findings […]

Lent – A Time for Engaging with Difference to Make a Difference

Practise Deeper Listening to Bring About Change Ash Wednesday occurs on 17 February to begin the season of Lent in 2021. The ritual will be a little different this year. Due to the current global pandemic, the Vatican has advised there will be no marking of our foreheads with a cross of ashes. Instead, there […]