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Our Lenten Journey, March 13, 2023

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“I hunger for the bread of God, the flesh of Jesus Christ …. I long to drink of his blood, the gift of unending love.” — St. Ignatius of Antioch

To help the faithful observe Lent in the Diocese of Wilmington, this year’s annual Lenten Journey will focus on the Eucharist. Join us each day and take a moment to ponder the Body and Blood of Christ with thoughts from saints and scholars.

Naturally, receiving the Eucharist goes hand in hand with the sacrament of Reconciliation. Reconciliation Monday in the Diocese of Wilmington will take place April 3 from 3-8 p.m. at all 56 parish churches in the diocese. 

“Part of the greatest preparation we can make to receive Christ’s body and blood worthily and fruitfully is to experience his forgiveness and healing in confession. … It is by going to confession that we are welcomed back into communion and rendered capable of receiving eucharistic Communion in truth.” — Dominican Father Thomas Aquinas Pickett