Reflection for the First Sunday of Lent

Scott Maentz Lent

“By appreciation of God’s gifts one can make one’s life a singing stream of thankfulness tumbling out of the hills of time down to the ocean men call eternity.” – Fr. Gerald Fitzgerald

Reflection for the First Saturday of Lent

Scott Maentz Lent

“Speaking of the spiritual consolations of having the Blessed Sacrament in your own monastery: The best way of being assured of having them in the future is to appreciate them in the present moment.” Fr. Gerald Fitzgerald

Reflection for Thursday of the First Week of Lent

Scott Maentz Lent

“I would ask you, dear children to weigh your little sacrifices, your slight mortifications, and to sustain them cheerfully in memory of the terrible sacrifices, mortifications and sufferings of your fellow believers, your fellow Christians in so many countries of the world.” Fr. Gerald Fitzgerald Founder, Handmaids of the Precious Blood

Ash Wednesday Reflection

Scott Maentz Lent

“Dear Sisters, live for the time when you are nothing but ashes so that you will be ready to meet Him and receive His embrace in all purity, you will be ready to be eternally united to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.” Fr. Gerald Fitzgerald Founder of the Handmaids of the Precious Blood