Archeparchy of Winnipeg

Year of Grace

So, what is this “Year of Grace”? It is listening to the wisdom of God.

The Year of  Grace calls us to:

  • encounter Jesus Christ in prayer
  • seek healing and renewal through repentance
  • grow as disciples by cultivating the gifts of the Holy Spirit so that the Church in
    Canada will continue to be transformed by the power of Christ’s resurrection

The Bishops have emphasized the importance of prayer – praying with more focus, perhaps; praying with more stillness; spending a little more time in prayer, or praying a little more frequently; perhaps praying in a style that may be new to us.  They invite us to think about these questions in many contexts – in the public celebration of our liturgies, especially of the Eucharist; in prayer forms such as Holy Hours; in times of recollection, mediation or retreat – in the classroom, the staff-room, the parish office, or for the whole parish community and perhaps especially, in the home.  Do we say ‘grace before meals’ at home? If not, this might be the time to start, or perhaps some moments of prayer together at the end of the meal.  And if we already recite a standard prayer, perhaps we might take a few seconds more, with some new additional words.

Let us be open to God’s Grace so that we may continue to grow in His love.  May this time allow all of us to come closer and to start our lives ‘afresh with Christ’!


To see more on the Australian Initiative click here.




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