Lenten Mission: Going to Hell (and Back)

by on March 31, 2020

Father John Kartje joined the parishioners of Christ the King in Chicago earlier this month as he gave a Lenten Mission titled: Going to Hell (and Back).

In the spiritual life, knowing your enemy is half the battle. Join us as we unpack the 2000-year-old wisdom of our Catholic tradition, using three classic books to explore the strategy of our spiritual enemy and how we can employ God’s grace to more wisely discern challenging choices in our daily lives.

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Part 1: “In the Beginning”

Using the Bible as a spiritual guide, a journey through temptation, sin, forgiveness and redemption-from the Garden of Eden to the empty tomb.

Part 2: “Climb Every Mountain”

Using Dante’s first part, “Inferno” of  “Divine Comedy,” as a spiritual guide to honestly name our weaknesses, battle temptation, and convert our hearts to embrace the will of God.

Part 3: “Better the Devil You Know than the Devil You Don’t”

Using C. S. Lewis’ “Screwtape Letters” as a spiritual guide to unmask the subtle ways that the devil’s temptations work their way into our habits and choices.