Another great post from Paul at Sober Catholic. He points out that tomorrow is the feast of the Transfiguration--40 days prior to the feast of the Triumph of the Cross. Forty days is an important number in the church. It is a time to reflect, a time to make new, a time to strengthen our resolve and a time to come to God in prayer.
In light of this I will post a 9 day Novena to Our Lord of the Transfiguration starting tomorrow. Beginning on September 5, I'll post a Triumph of the Cross Novena to end on that feast. I'll see where God leads me on the rest of these 40 days.
Paul describes this time as a "second Lent", a "do-over"--a time to re-do a Lent experience in a Church of second chances.
In this hot and dry time of year, we dearly need a second chance, a welcome respite, a drop of water in the desert.
Praise God for second chances!!