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Ash Wednesday 2021 Message
Dear Brothers and Marists of Champagnat,
Today, we begin the 40 days of Lent. One year ago, all of our lives were so different. For many of us, living through the many pandemics of our lives and the experience of COVID-19, has been a living Lent. So, what difference can these next 40 days make?
For your reflection, I’m attaching a message from Pope Francis on Lent 2021 as well as two publications from our Marist brethren from the Society of Mary. Many thanks to these wonderful reflections.
Pope Francis calls on us to renew our faith and to draw from the ‘living water’ of hope. From his recent writing, Fratelli Tutti, he reminds us that we are called “to give hope by speaking words of comfort, strength, consolation, and encouragement, and not words that demean, sadden, anger or show scorn.” What a great Lent 2021 resolution!
The Marists give us a guide to finding Mary’s way throughout the Lenten Gospels and on the Way of the Cross. Are you and I ready to ponder more profoundly the Cross and Resurrection of Jesus Christ? What a great Lent 2021 invitation!
Let these 40 days be different from the past year for us all. May we all be blessed with redemptive grace! Each day, let’s remember to pray for each other, especially all the children and young people throughout the world.
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners.
Columbus is fully accredited by Cognia and is a member of the Marist Association of Secondary schools, the National Catholic Education Association and the Independent Schools of South Florida.