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Foreword

When our first e-book was published in 2014, I wrote that it was our hope that all those who read it would “reflect on and strengthen their relationship with Our Lord Jesus Christ, who is God, the Infinite Love.” Now it is with much happiness that we release our next e-book, Lent & Easter.

Much like our most recent publication, which took Advent and Christmas as its theme, this book focuses on another time of preparation and celebration, Lent and Easter. As we once again are marked on our foreheads with ashes, deepen our prayer, fast, and give alms, it is our hope that this collection of posts from our Ad Infinitum blog will encourage you to more fully participate in this solemn and then joyful time of year. As always, I thank all those authors whose writings appear in this book.

Pope Francis once remarked, “Lent is the time to start breathing again. It is the time to open our hearts to the breath of the One capable of turning our dust into humanity” (Ash Wednesday Homily, 2017). I hope each page offers the advice and encouragement needed for each of us to live out the Lenten season with hearts open to the Lord. In this way, when Easter finally arrives, we can rejoice in the knowledge that we have grown closer and closer to the Risen Christ.

In the words of our Holy Father, “Let us go then…May we allow his tenderness and his love to guide our steps” (Easter Vigil Homily, 2017).

May the charity of Christ urge us on!

~Fr. Frank Donio, S.A.C.

Director, Catholic Apostolate Center