Mortification in Lent, a Lenten Reflection for 2011

February 8, 2011

During the holy season of Lent, Holy Mother Church encourages us to spend forty days growing in knowledge of ourselves, so that, by our penance, we may better understand the exalted value of the soul over the body.

Lenten Mortification: a Reflection on the Season of Lent

February 2, 2010

“To mortify” does not mean that we annihilate our senses, appetites, or passions; rather, we practice self-denial or privation in order to orient all desires and appetites towards God and make Him the sole desire (object) of our heart, mind, body, and soul.