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Cardinal James Stafford: One of the Purposes of Lent is to prepare the Faithful to reflect on God's Mercy

The Catholic Church began the Lenten season on Wednesday March 5th with the smearing of the ashes in the forehead. The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the faithful for Easter through prayer, penance, repentance of sins, almsgiving, self-denial and reflection on the mercy of God. Cardinal James Francis Stafford is the former Major Penitentiary of the Catholic Church. He explains what this mercy of God means to the Christian. RealAudioMP3


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