How to “Carry Your Cross”

As we pass midpoint of our Lenten journey it can be a good time to evaluate how well we are embracing the penances and fasting that we set out to live. Are we really “carrying our crosses” or are we looking for shortcuts.

Today, Fr. Mark-Mary guides us with some very practical advice on how to renew our commitment this Lent to carrying our cross with Jesus.

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.