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Ave Explores: Lent 2023

In the liturgy’s first reading on Ash Wednesday, the prophet Joel calls us to wholehearted conversion: “Even now, says the Lord, return to me, with your whole heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning, rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord, your God” (Jl 2:12–13).

Join us on a journey into the desert with Fr. John Burns and his book, Return: A Guided Lent Journal for Prayer and Meditation. On the Ave Explores Podcast, host Katie Prejean McGrady and special guests will break down a portion of Joel’s invitation and talk about how we can apply it to our own lives. Podcast guests include Sr Miriam James Heidland, SOLT; Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR; Mark Hart; Rahki McCormick, and more!

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Return to Lent

February 15, 2023 | 35 min.

In this special episode, Mark Hart, AKA the “Bible Geek,” says that we shouldn't start Lent hoping to complete a series of tasks on a list. Rather, we should commit ourselves to growing closer to Jesus.

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