Catholic Relief Services and the CRS Rice Bowl program have created a compelling Lenten video series that asks "What is Lent?". For the next eight days, I am going to share each of the videos here at the blog. I hope you'll join me in this brief retreat. I believe you'll find, as I have, that these videos lead to deeper reflection and increased motivation.

Today, we hear from Father James Martin, SJ:

Father James Martin, SJ, Editor at Large of America Magazine, shows how important prayer is during Lent by connecting us to God.

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