Bishop Barres' Lenten Invitation

At the beginning of every major season of the Church year, the bishop will address the people of the diocese offering spiritual words that help us focus on the meaning of the season. This Lent, Bishop Barres has written a wonderful letter, lengthier than usual, encouraging us to enter into Lent with a heartfelt desire to be engaged in the daily reading of the Bible. The ancient method of reading the Bible, lectio divina, is a way of entering into a heartfelt dialogue with our Lord using the sacred text as the platform for our conversation with God. Bishop Barres' letter beautifully explains this custom and encourages us to practice this kind of reading throughout Lent.

In conjunction with the Bishop's directives, this website will provide us with a step-by-step process of reading the daily scripture, according to the method of Lectio Divina. So click onto the website daily for your Lenten journey!

Text of Bishop Barres' Letter in English

Text of Bishop Barres' letter in Spanish.