This evening I got a message from a grieving cyberpal -- we'll call her "Bernadette" -- who is going through a VERY rough Lent. Sick mother, older sister recently deceased, mayhem all around her. Please say a prayer for Bernadette before you go to bed tonight, OK?
She said she regretted giving up alcohol for Lent. I told her to hold on to the hope that after every Good Friday comes an Easter.
Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows,
pray for Bernadette, and for all of us.
Now and at the hour of our death.