Talk at Holy Trinity Apostolate Symposium to focus on “Transmission of the Light of Faith Fortified by our Observance of Lent”
STERLING HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN—His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, will speak on Saturday, March 15, at Holy Trinity Apostolate’s 17th annual Lenten Symposium at SS. Cyril & Methodius (Slovak) Catholic Church in Sterling Heights, Mich. The topic of Archbishop Broglio’s talk is “Transmission of the Light of Faith Fortified by our Observance of Lent.”
In a recent interview with The Michigan Catholic, published by the Archdiocese of Detroit, Archbishop Broglio said that faithful Lenten observance rests on four “pillars:” (1) self-denial, sacrifice, and fasting; (2) prayer; (3) charity; and (4) pilgrimage.
Archbishop Broglio said:
“(Pilgrimage) is an important concept that our modern society tends to forget about or eliminate because we live in a world where everything is here-and-now. For the Christian, this life is a pilgrimage, and the destination is complete union with the Lord. Lent is a good time to remember that we’re on a spiritual journey.”
Archbishop Broglio recommended frequent attendance at Mass and reception of the sacraments during the 40-day penitential season, as well as simple acts of charity that might include reaching out to someone in need or giving of one’s time to a worthy cause.
The Symposium takes place at 41233 Ryan Road from 8:00 a.m. until 4 p.m. (Eastern Time). Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. Admission is $40 per person ($45 at the door); $20 for college students; and no charge for seminarians.
Holy Trinity Apostolate will hold a simultaneous Youth Symposium for young people of ages 14 to 17. Admission is $15 per person, $20 at the door.
Lunch will be provided to pre-registrants. Confessions are available throughout the conference.
Archbishop Broglio will speak to the Youth Symposium at 11:05 a.m. and to the main gathering at 1:35 p.m.