March 18, 2019

Your Lenten journey is now in full swing! At least, I hope it is. I have found that our attitude has much to do with our success. How have you and your family entered your Lenten journey? Ready and willing to walk forward for 40 days or maybe begrudgingly you have started on your journey? Are you opening your heart to all possibilities, believing a true change can occur or going through the motions? It is possible that none of the above apply and you are not on a Lenten journey yet. How we come to our Lenten journey makes all the difference in what we will experience. Our openness allows the Holy Spirit to set the path for us.
How do we keep our Lenten attitude positive in order to fully embrace our journey? I find that I must purposively redirect myself when my attitude veers off the path. When I feel my attitude less than stellar, I remember the words of St. Angela, “Act, move, believe, strive, hope, cry out to him with all your heart for without a doubt you will see marvelous things.” St. Angela understood that for our journey to be fruitful, we must first muster up action, movement forward, and then we have faith. This faith should be steeped in trust -  trust in God’s love for us and the belief He wants the best for us. St. Angela goes on to say we must be people of hope with a heart committed to cry out through prayer. Once our attitude is in this positive place, God has great things in store for us. St. Angela's words give us inspiration for our Lenten travel. As you enter into the third week of Lent, do you have a St. Angela attitude for your journey?
March is moving quickly! Thanks to all those who have already sold their raffle tickets and those who have sold more than one book of tickets. Remember all tickets are due on March 27. Join us for Spaghetti Fest on March 30 from 11-5. Also, you will not want to miss Ursuline’s very own production of Mary Poppins Jr.! Join us on March 28th at 5:30 p.m., March 29th at 7:00 p.m., or March 30th at 4:00 p.m.
In Christ, 

Dr. Karen T. McNay