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A Lenten Evening Reflection

  • National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia 1166 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA, 19146 United States (map)

The Call to Conversion of Heart

Fr. Jim McBurney will lead an evening of reflection on the topic The Call to Conversion of Heart, as we begin our Lenten Journey, rediscovering and renewing our faith as a people baptized in Christ Jesus. The talk will be followed by 7:00 pm Mass and the Novena to Saint Rita.


On receiving ashes at the beginning of Lent, we hear the words:  “Remember you are dust and unto dust you shall return.”  The Church invites us during the season of Lent to remember who we are as people baptized in Christ Jesus, redeemed through His suffering, death and resurrection.  It is a time to hear once again the call to conversion of heart.  

The refrain of an old Lenten hymn captures well for us the Lenten journey: “Grant to us, O Lord, a heart renewed; recreate in us your own spirit, Lord.” In what way does your heart seek to be renewed?  Come away for this time and be renewed in spirit.


This is a free event and is open to all who seek renewal this Lenten season.


Earlier Event: February 18
February Healing Mass
Later Event: March 18
March Healing Mass