Lent Fast Day is today!

Today – March 10 – is Lent Fast Day.

In this year’s Lenten appeal we are learning about Florence – a 41 year old widow with two children, living in Zambia.  Florence wanted to learn about fish farming and received training from CAFOD’s partner, the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary.

By selling some of the fish at market, Florence was able to give her children a future – she was able to send them to school.

Sr Yvonne Mwalula Mwila, Mother Superior of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary in Mbala, northern Zambia

This Lent Fast Day many of our supporters are organising a simple soup lunch in their parish and spending some time in quiet prayer, reflecting on Florence’s story.

There are materials online to help share Florence’s story and prayer resources too.

Here is the Lent Fast Day soup lunch flyer with a leek and potato recipe too.

We’d love you to share your Lent fundraising events and photos with us: southwales@cafod.org.uk

Here are some last minute fundraising ideas.

In Pope Francis’ Message for Lent, he encouraged all Catholics to get involved with the season of Lent:

“May the Holy Spirit lead us on a true journey of conversion, so that we can rediscover the gift of God’s word, be purified of the sin that blinds us, and serve Christ present in our brothers and sisters in need.

 

“I encourage all the faithful to express this spiritual renewal also by sharing in the Lenten Campaigns promoted by many Church organisations in different parts of the world, and thus to favour the culture of encounter in our one human family.”

Please keep us in touch with what you are doing in your parish or school communities – we are always delighted to hear what’s happening around the Archdiocese.  Thank you for all your support.

Happy Lent!

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