Down to the Wire: Just $6,312 left to match to win our Challenge Grant. Your gift will still be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Pope, Curia leaders enter week-long Lenten Retreat

Catholic World News - February 27, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI and the leaders of the Roman Curia began their Lenten Retreat on Sunday evening, February 26.

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya of Kinshasa, Congo, is the preacher for this year’s spiritual exercises, which are held in the Redemptoris Mater chapel of the apostolic palace. The week-long retreat will conclude on Saturday, March 3.

During the retreat, the Pope and his top aides pray the Liturgy of the Hours together and have daily Mass, Benediction, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament as well as preached meditations and ample time for personal reflection. During the Lenten Retreat there are no papal audiences and the work of curial offices is curtailed as the top Vatican officials devote themselves to a week of prayer and meditation.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($55,552 to go):
$150,000.00 $94,448.13
37% 63%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The gift of orthodoxy: A mercy and a challenge to mercy 23 hours ago
Getting Marriage Right November 25
O Earthly Lord, vouchsafe to us high speed Internet. November 25
No 'Francis effect' in Strasbourg November 25
What Pope Francis told European Parliament, and what Pope John Paul II said November 25

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - November 25