Carmelite draws from life of Elijah for pope, Curia’s Lenten retreat

By Laura Ieraci
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Lenten journey of conversion requires Christians to rediscover the “deepest truth” about themselves, cast off their masks and take on the courage to live truth, a prominent Carmelite priest told the pope and Vatican officials.

In the first days of Lenten spiritual exercises for the Roman Curia, the church’s central administration, Carmelite Father Bruno Secondin drew from the life of the prophet Elijah to invite Vatican officials to reflect on whether their hearts “really belong to the Lord” or whether they rely on external gestures.

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2015-03-10T13:16:12+00:00 March 10th, 2015|News|