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It is Ash Wednesday, and the Season of Lent begins once more. For this season, I offer a set of links to articles on this site that appropriately describe the season. The ashen cross reminds us of the claim made upon us by the Lord when we were baptized. He made each of us “his own”. To take up the cross is to follow him, listening to His voice, in the spirit of renewal and conversion.

The Pope’s Lenten Message 2012

This year’s Lenten message is quite short, just about 3000 words and with just three numbered paragraphs. You will find the link to the document and an outline of the same in this AgustinongPinoy page.
The Lenten Cross (Feb. 27, 2006)

The article is based on Augustine’s Sermon 205 where Augustine explains the significance of the cross.
Some Thoughts on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 8 2005)

My personal reflections on the ashen cross. The sign of the cross is the sign by which we have been claimed by Christ in baptism. The ashes remind us of our mortality.
Like A Ruminant (July 14, 2007)

Augustine exhorts his faithful to approach the Scriptures like ruminants, that is like those ritually pure animals that chew on the cud. Since it is Lent, it would be a good time to “ruminate” the Scriptures.
Our Way of the Cross (August 16, 2008)

Some passages from the Fathers — John Chrysostom and Pseudo-Clement — on the Sequela Christi as taking up one’s cross
Deny Yourself, Take Up the Cross, and Follow Me (September 12, 2009)

Another article on the Sequela Christi this time from Augustine’s sermons.
Interiority, Memory and Return (Sept. 11, 2007)

A reflection on the story of the prodigal son (Luke 15) using the Augustinian keywords “interiority” and “memory.”
OnGoing Conversion (April 3, 2005)

A list of off-site links to articles on the theme of conversion. The articles are from different authors.



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