Finding the Motivation to Push through Lent

How many days are left in Lent? Can we stop fasting already?

It can be tempting to want to throw in the towel and cave to eating sweets again or indulging in chocolate. But God wants us to persevere and stay strong with the disciplines we have chosen to embrace this Lenten season.

Today, Fr. Mark-Mary offers some words of encouragement, much like a coach on a Peloton workout to help us push through these final days as we approach the glory of Holy Week and the Easter season.

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Meet Fr. Mark-Mary

Father Mark-Mary was ordained as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR) in 2018 and lives at a friary in the Bronx.

The mission of the CFRs is to wholeheartedly embrace Jesus through fidelity to the Church and her Sacraments. Paired with their commitment to prayer, contemplation, and study of Sacred Scripture, the CFRs serve those around them, especially the poor, in the footsteps of Christ.

Discover beautiful music from the CFRs and Fr. Mark-Mary’s book Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Spiritual Progressboth available from Ascension.