An Excerpt from The Vineyard from March 1974
By Julius Ariail
Posted March 5, 2014
The Vineyard for March 1974 contained this Lenten message:
The Church calls us during Lent to 40 days of more than normal prayer and study, fasting (or abstinence) and almsgiving. If we still remember the time-honored practice of “giving up” something for Lent, we need to couple with it also the indispensable corollary of “taking on” the deepening of our commitment to Christ and of the quality of our practice of devotion to Him in our lives — in our inner selves — where it really counts.