As we begin Lent with Ash Wednesday, 

we’re reminded that we cannot control everything in our lives, but we pray with confidence that God hears us. Pope Francis believes that the pandemic has helped us see more clearly the importance of “ordinary” people who, though far from the limelight, exercise patience and offer hope every day. In this, they resemble St. Joseph, “the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence” who nonetheless played “an incomparable role in the history of salvation.” The Pope has proclaimed 2021 the “Year of St. Joseph.” A man who teaches the value, dignity, and joy of work, St. Joseph has been named the Protector of our Congregation. As it is written in the Fundamental Principles, we “share the love of God with the world through our own giftedness” by giving of ourselves through service as we draw closer to the heart of Jesus we move closer to our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Over the next 40 days of Lent, we invite you to take some time to reflect and pray with us as St. Joseph guides our journey, for the unique mission of the Xaverian Brothers. The suffering caused by the pandemic has given us more reasons to seek together consolation in prayer. The Fundamental Principles of the Xaverian Brothers remind us to make “God’s Word our Home.” We turn to God in prayerful gratitude for the many ways our mission “manifests God’s care and compassionate love” to our neighbors, near and far. Beginning today we will post a reflection which will “reveal the mysterious ways of God” in our mission. We hope you will share these places where we find God with your social media friends.

We are especially grateful for you and all who are part of the Xaverian mission, and pray that you know God’s mercy this Lenten season.

Day 1February 17, 2021: Ash Wednesday

Day 2February 18, 2021: Thursday After Ash Wednesday

Day 3February 19, 2021: Friday After Ash Wednesday

Day 4February 20, 2021: Saturday After Ash Wednesday

Day 5February 21, 2021: First Sunday of Lent

Day 6February 22, 2021

Day 7February 23, 2021

Day 8February 24, 2021

Day 9February 25, 2021

Day 10February 26, 2021: Friday of the First Week of Lent

Day 11February 27, 2021

Day 12February 28, 2021: Second Sunday of Lent

Day 13March 1, 2021: Monday of the Second Week of Lent

Day 14March 2, 2021: Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent

Day 15March 3, 2021: Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent

Day 16March 4, 2021: Thursday of the Second Week of Lent

2 comments on “40 Days of Lenten Prayer: 2021

  1. charles m warthen on

    I was impressed with today’s 3/4 prayer. In this Women’s History Month, I read about the Furaha Institute in the Congo. It spoke of Sr. Lord whose role is “to ensure the direction, management and discipline in the school” while our two Brothers serve as Headmaster and instructor. Sr. Lord continues to make “woman’s history’


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