Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
April 02, 2023


Forty days before the Triduum, the Lenten season disposes Catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery through prayer and penitential practices.

Saint of the Week

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Isidore of Seville, Bishop and Doctor

Isidore was born in Seville, Spain and received a very good education. He became known as the most learned man of his time and a strong supporter for good education. Eventually he was ordained to the priesthood and made a bishop. He worked hard to bring people into the Church, and opened many schools to teach everything from religion to medicine and science. He lived as a poor man, and gave away all he earned to the poor. He spent his final days praying for forgiveness of sins and forgave all who were indebted to him.

God endows each of us with many gifts. Isidore had a strong drive to spread education throughout Spain at a time when, generally, only the aristocracy and priests were educated. He managed to do all of this while still living an austere life and tending to the needs of the poor.