Gethsemane of the heart | This Lent, pray to the angel who helped Jesus in his darkest hour

Vol. 9 | No. 4 | February 23, 2024

On the cover: A painting depicting Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane by 19th-century artist Carl Heinrich Bloch. For Christians, Lent can be compared to the time Jesus spent praying in the desert. But we may also find ourselves this time of year in the agony of the garden, going through our own Gethsemane of personal suffering. On Page 10, Msgr. Richard Antall reflects on two traditional prayers to the same angel that comforted Christ on the Mount of Olives.

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