St. Vincent Ferrer Podcast
Holy Mother Church grants us the liturgical time of Septuagesima to prepare for Lent. This is a time for conversion, conversion, conversion! Lent is a time, more than any other, to turn away from sin to God. God asks that we give Him our heart. If you want to know to what degree you love God, honestly assess how you use your time and your money. God further asks that we change our heart. Yet this is not easy, which is why people usually don’t do it. We need the light of Christ to see sin – in the world and in ourselves. The blessed candles are a powerful sacramental that help us turn from darkness to the light (grace) of Christ. Consider twelve occasions when it is profitable to use blessed candles, which are infused with particular graces through the Church’s special prayers from Candlemass (Feb 2).