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Pope Francis Lent 2023 message reflects on the Transfiguration of Jesus.

In addition to the Scriptures, the Lord speaks to us through our brothers and sisters, especially in the faces and the stories of those who are in need.

Pope Francis’ message for Lent 2023

In preparation for Lent 2023, Pope Francis has released his annual message, which this year reflects on the story of Jesus’ Transfiguration.

The Holy Father encourages us to listen to what Jesus wants to tell us through the Scriptures and through others, reminding us our Lenten path is a synodal journey. 

He writes: "Like the ascent of Jesus and the disciples to Mount Tabor, we can say that our Lenten journey is 'synodal', since we make it together along the same path, as disciples of the one Master."

Read the full text of the Pope's Lent’s message.