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Among the other gifts that we have received and continue to receive form our magnanimous Father of mercies and for which we must express the deepest thanks to our glorious God, there is our vocation, which the more perfect and greater it is, the more are we indebted to Him.  There the Apostle (writes):  Recognize your vocation.  The Son of God has become for the Way that our blessed father Francis, His true lover and imitator , has shown and taught us by word and example.

St. Clare of Assisi, “The Testament,” 60

Scripture for the day: Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?” (Matthew 16:24-26)

Lenten action for the day:  Each of us is called to bring Christ to others in our own particular circumstances in life.  This is our unique vocation.  Take time to reflect on what Christ is calling you to do with your life, and strive to live this calling out faithfully.

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