February 19, 2024

Lenten Reflections 2024: Hilda Cruz

Mercy International Association invites you to our 2024 Lenten series. Each week, from Ash Wednesday February 14  to March 27, 2024, we will be publishing a reflection by members of Mercy Global Action’s Emerging Leaders Fellowship (MELF). Our theme this year is ‘Opening Our Hearts’. We hope you will find light and inspiration in these reflections and that they enhance and support your Lenten prayer and discernment.

Hilda Cruz, MELF Participant 2023-2024

The presenter for our first week of Lent is Hilda Cruz from the third cohort of the Mercy Global Action Emerging Leaders Fellowship. Hilda is from the United States of America. Hilda is the Regional Program Director with the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, which seeks inclusion and equity for all immigrants. Her reflection provides gentle steps to open our hearts for how we may be transformed during this Lenten season.


This Lenten Season we are Opening our Hearts! So let us:

Appreciate each day

Immerse in community

Pray & play with others

Be fully present

Be an active listener

Stand in solidarity with those who seek transformation

Pray for others needs and healing

Advocate for peace & cease-fire

Share our time, talents, and resources

Give thanks


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