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Prayer for Forgiveness

“He who knows how to forgive prepares for himself many graces from God.  As often as I look upon the cross, so often will I forgive with all my heart.” - Diary of St. Faustina, 390 Dear Jesus, during this season of Lent, please help me to have a tender and forgiving heart. In the same way that you look on me with constant love, direct me to look back to you with that same love. You are love and I want to seek and become that love, in deeply personal ways. Help me to share your eternal love and forgiveness…

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Cross And Mountain

The Crux Move This Lent

I love to go rock climbing. And living in the Mid-Atlantic region, I am blessed to live only a few hours away from one of the greatest rock climbing areas in the world, the Shawangunks in Gardiner, New York. There are hundreds of rock climbing routes spread over a series of cliffs. This is a picture of my son nearing the top of a climb. Every climb has a move that is called “the crux.” As the name implies, the crux move is the most challenging move on the route. The crux move is often midway through the climb or…

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