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Suffering and Transfiguration: A Lenten Reflection

March 4, 2015 by  
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Suffering and Transfiguration: A Lenten Reflection

suffering and transfiguration - a Lenten reflectionSuffering and transfiguration: A Short Lenten Reflection by Father Michael Najim

Father Michael Najim provides a short video on suffering and transfiguration as a reflection for this second week of our Lenten journey. Suffering is a part of life and there are different types of suffering, including suffering because others suffer. Why does Jesus take His Apostles (Peter, James, and John) up the mountain with Him?  Do the sufferings of this life define us?  If not, what does define us? Life does not end with suffering.  Topics covered include: penance, heaven, the glory of the Resurrection, Lent, being children of God, and the love of God.


Produced by the Office of Communications of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island. Used with permission of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, Office of Communications and permission of Father Michael Najim. All rights reserved.

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Art for this post on Suffering and Transfiguration: A Lenten Reflection: Detail from Transfiguration of Jesus, Carl Heinrich Bloch, 1800s, PD-US author's life plus 100 years or less; Long-suffering, Julia Margaret Cameron, 1865, PD-US published prior to January 1, 1923, both Wikimedia Commons.

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About Fr. Michael Najim

Fr. Michael Najim is a priest of the Diocese of Providence. He is Pastor of St. Pius X Parish in Westerly, Rhode Island and has been the Director of Spiritual Formation at Our Lady of Providence Seminary and Chaplain of LaSalle Academy, a coed Catholic high school in Providence, RI. He is the author of Radical Surrender: Letters to Seminarians, published by the Institute for Priestly Formation. He also blogs at Fr. Michael Najim's Blog.

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