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T h is M o nt h at Tra n sf i g u rat io n Lord, how good it is for us to be here!. . . Matthew 17:4

March 2015

t h e m o n t h l y n e w s l e t t e r f o r Tr a n s f i g u r a t i o n C a t h o l i c C h u r c h a n d S c h o o l

From Father Baer:

Lent: Lonely Moments, Yet Never Alone

We read of Jesus’ 40 days in the desert in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. It is impossible to forget the temptations of the devil, but we may not always remember the others mentioned in two of these three accounts:   Matthew 4:11: “Then the devil left Him and, behold, angels came and ministered to Him.” Mark 1:13: “He was among wild beasts and the angels ministered to Him.”   God’s angels are with us always, including our moments of temptation, weakness, and loneliness.  Not only at Christmas in the night skies above Bethlehem, not only on Easter morning at the empty Tomb. They are with us in Lent. The long and difficult journey that each of us faces in this life is impossible on our own: “Man does not live on bread alone.”  Thank God! Lent is a season that draws our utter reliance on God into stark contrast with all illusions of self-sufficiency.  But the Lord does not merely leave us with that sobering recognition. He ministers to us through so many sacred channels. We find in His Sacraments, in His Word, among His People, and through His Angels and Saints a stream of graces to help us through the parched moments.   Don’t try to go it alone. Even Jesus had His Angels.

Christ Jesus Ou r Lord, Sh ine in Us!

C h r is t J esus O u r L o rd , S h i n e th ro u g h U s !

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