The great pilgrimage of Lent is nearing its culmination and completion in the Sacred Triduum. We walked these 40 days with the Lord – learning invaluable lessons at the school of the Cross. The Sisters and I hope this Lent was life-changing and life-giving for all of you. As we enter into this final ascent to Jerusalem, we carry your intentions with us.

Recently I was reading Our Holy Mother Clare’s letter to Ermentrude of Bruges. It is a short letter and fairly little known compared to her other letters. But it has been a favorite of mine for quite a good number of years now. I want to share with you a little snippet from this letter:

“O dearest one, look up to heaven, which calls us on, and take up the Cross and follow Christ Who has gone before us: for through Him we shall enter into His glory after many and diverse tribulations. Love God from the depths of your heart, and Jesus, His Son, Who was crucified for us sinners. Never let the thought of Him leave your mind but meditate constantly on the mysteries of the Cross and the anguish of His Mother as she stood beneath the Cross.”

I hope this will be ‘food for the journey’ through this Holy Week. May the thought of Him never learn our mind…

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