1st Sunday of Lent 2017

Wrestling with Temptation

“Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil.”
—Luke 4:1

Our temptations aren’t likely to come to us from a mysterious figure in a deserted place. But often they revolve around the same basic human drives: hunger, emotional security, safety, status, ambition.[source Wrestling with Temptation – Franciscan media]

sod-0306-saintmaryanneofjesusofparedes-790x480-510x310Saint Mary Ann Of Jesus Of Paredes

March 6.2017
Saint Mary Ann of Jesus of Paredes was a Secular Franciscan who lived a life of quiet prayer and penance. She established a clinic where she helped to nurse plague patients, but seems to have succumbed to the disease herself.
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