Lent: A journey of transformation

A large cross in a field in the foreground, with a the sun setting behind.
A cross in Brazil.

As we continue our Lent journey, Marie-France, a CAFOD volunteer from Southwark Diocese, reflects on what the season means to her.

For me, Lent is a time of profound introspection and spiritual renewal. It’s a period where I intentionally carve out moments for self-reflection, prayer, and deepening my relationship with God. It’s a time to examine my heart, identify areas where I can grow, and make conscious efforts to align my actions with my faith. Finding time to have a retreat, away from my comfort zone . 

During Lent, I often choose to sacrifice something significant as a symbolic gesture of devotion and self-discipline. This act of letting go helps me refocus my priorities and reminds me of the ultimate sacrifice made by Jesus Christ.

But Lent is not just about giving something up; it’s also about taking on new practices that nourish my soul and strengthen my connection to God. Whether it’s spending more time in prayer, volunteering in my community, or seeking forgiveness and reconciliation in my relationships, Lent serves as a catalyst for personal and spiritual growth.

Join us in prayer this Lent. Use our resources to inspire you.

Ultimately, Lent is a journey of transformation—a journey that leads me closer to the heart of God and helps me become the best version of myself. It’s a time of grace, mercy, and renewal, and I am grateful for the opportunity to embark on this sacred journey each year. 

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