Comments and Reflections After watching the message take some time to reflect on the following:
Beautiful. Thank you.
Looking forward to tomorrows message. I love the saying, God is never far from you.
Thank you for the message, I felt received it with great sincerety.
Thank you for this opportunity to renew my relationship with Jesus Christ
Thank you for this wonderful message.
Thank you for sharing your message of God with us.
Thanks you for the inspiration.
Thank you lord for always being here in my life. Help me to hesr you more and live more for and with you. I want to grow in faith and will do this daily in all my actions.
Amen… Me also in Jesus name 🙏🙏❤️🙌🙌
Thank you for helping me to renew my faith!
What I heard was God speaking to me through you about the exciting Lenten journey unfolding. I think this is exactly what I need to grow in faith and closer to God. I will make my best effort to be in 100%. I will journal this Lent so I can look back on how I walked the path to what I hope will be a wonderful transformation. Thank you for being God’s vessel in the Journey of Lent 2022z
I need to pay more attention to listening to His voice. Bottom line – TRUST!
I am praying to God, to change the tortured mind of the evil people of this world, to find an empathic spot in their heart, and make it grow bigger then the evilness.. Amen
I’m so excited to begin Lent once again with Bruce! Last year’s journey impacted my life greatly and I continued the daily devotionals, making it a part of my daily routine. 🙏🏻💙
Lovely talk thankyou
I’m not a catholic, yet I stumbled upon this site on Facebook. Decided I’d like to join in! Don’t get me wrong I am a believer, yet this is a wonderful time of year to get serious with our Lord and savior. Awaken in me lord a true heart of happiness and helps to myself and to all who I’ve been given to share the real love of God.
Welcome Tamara,I love your prayer of ‘awaken in me Lord” and knowing God He will accept that invitation of yours. We cannot wait to see what God will do in you and through you. Blessings Rosemary
Thanks for the much needed message
I have had a rough 12 months…..cancer treatments, of which God was with me every step of the way, every day. I want to continue to draw near to him and share his glory with all. Thanks for this journey through Lent. I intend to start each day with it.
Hope are you feeling Carol. I too have had cancer. Just celebrated my 10 year breast cancer and 8 year thyroid cancer. I continue to go every year and sometimes more when they find more problems. I have turned to God and he has helped me so much. Prayer does help and helps with the healing. Let me know if I can help. If you want to talk. I am here. My email is below.
Brenda, Thank you for your kind words and concern. I too just had breast cancer…seems to be rampant these days! I am feeling well and looking forward to many healthy years ahead. Prayer got me through my treatments and everything I asked of God, I was given. My mother-in-law always told me when I was troubled to “give it up to God” and that’s what I did. And my prayers were answered. I am feeling very blessed to be in such a good place right now in my life. God bless you and prayers for your continued good health!
Dear Carol, Yes God is and was with you every step of the way of your cancer treatments. May He show you more of His love for you this Lenten season. Bless you Rosemary
Thank you. Your comments came at just the right time.
It truly is the most important time to cleanse and heal. Look what the Lord has done for us.
I’m a first time listener. I enjoyed your video. I am going to try to remind myself every day for these 40 days in everything I do that I am doing Lent.
Thank you and welcome for joining us for lent 2022. Excited to see what God will do in your Life. Blessings Rosemary
Thank you for your beautiful message. Looking forward to listening and participating each day.
Thank you, so very much for the opportunity to journey through Lent more deeply. Shalom dear friends.
Thank you I’m wanting to grow in my faith
Thank you for this message! Let me hear from You, God!
This message has raised my understanding for Lent and my relationship with God. Thank you for this beautiful gift.
Wonderful start to the Lenten season. Something made me find you and I’m already grateful!!!
Very impactful when Bruce closed his eyes to pray! Thank you!
I could not find the handout in the extra’s tab
Thank you. Beautifully said.
Why we give up something for Lent and explaining about Holy Week.. I actually feel our dear Lord is sitting here with me. thank you so much
I want to feel Lent and hearing this makes me feel like I am i
I heard that I need to engage in this lenten journey. The most impactful point is that God will meet me where I am. I am going to be all in this Lent season.
Praying for you Sheila, that you are ‘all in’ as you say. Gods blessings Rosemary
Love & prayers
Thanks as a xatholic I’ve been very let down but I will follow you
Thank you. Have heard the message many times over 70 + years. We can never be reminded enough. Thank you again.
This is a good way for me to spend Lent meaningfully. Thank you for your ministry that brings more and more souls closer to God. Will journey with you and God this Lenten season. God bless you more Bruce!
Thank you for accepting me, I’m looking forward to this Lent Journey with you following Christ.
So happy to have found Bruce Downs and committing to this Lent Journey, to become a better person, and closer to God.
Thanks for the opportunity to join fellow Catholics during this lent season. I look forward to the experience.
I appreciate the opportunity to be part of this Lent Journey with the community.
Thank you so much for the invitation. God bless
I thank God for Bruce Downes Catholic Ministries.
I do too! Bringing unity and oneness in the Blood bought and paid for “Family” of God! May each member of the team be very blessed!!!
Hi Bruce – Thank you for sending me your daily link. This is my first exposure to your messaging and I already can tell it’s going to be great. Thank you for making yourself available ! Praying for you and everyone listening !
You will never be the same and may others in your circle join you!!!
Hello Bruce. You always asks us to think where we are at this precise moment. Although I don’t clear understand what this means, that’s the question that I’ve been asking myself ? Where am I ? Where do I want to be? I know for certain that I am here sinful and sorrowful, wanting more of God, wanting to hear his voice, wanting to change but how do I do that. I hope that this lent and all the devotional videos ( not just yours) that I’m going to listen to will get me to a place where God transform… Read more »
What a lovely message Rose, you have said exactly what is also in my mind and heart. I will think of you and remember you in my prayers.
Good Morning..today begins a determined effort for a great Lent..thank you..God Bless everyone joining you…
Thank you for the invite. i want to hear the heartbeat of God ,to know what he wants me to do, this Lent journey.
We pray this prayer for you too- to hear His voice, His heartbeat for your life. Gods blessings Rosemary
O thank you so much.❤️
Thank you Bruce Downes for your beautiful words that I’m hoping will inspire me to follow this Lenten journey with you. God Bless🙏
Dear Rose, Bruce wants you to know he reads every word of yours and prays for you on this journey. Much love Rosemary
Looking forward to this Lenten journey
So pleased you are joining us! Gods blessings Rosemary
I am happy to find this program for Lent. Excited to begin. God Bless you.
Very happy to
Easter will never be the same! Filled with joy for all Jesus has done for all of us!
We are excited you have joined us on this Lenten journey. May God bless you abundantly through it. blessings to you Rosemary
Welcome to people who for the first time are doing Lent with Bruce. I pray that you will become closer to God each day and that you are blessed greatly.
Very happy for this program during lent looking forward
So pleased you have joined with us on this Lenten journey. Let us see what God does in our hearts. Blessings Rosemary
Lent is a special time and this year I am hoping to go a bit deeper so thank you and I am looking forward to the journey with you.
Is that it for today? I like the introduction
And a lot more to come! A lot to think and pray about! Enjoy this most beautiful day for the gift that it is meant to be and the people who you share life with! If you want more definitely get Bruces book, 90 days of Renewal, amazing insight! Also get a journal and start writing about this 40 days of praise and thanksgiving🥰
Dear Helen, everyday Bruce will build upon what was said the day before- a journey- we are so pleased you have joined with us on this Lenten Journey. Gods blessings Rosemary
Thank you Bruce , I am looking forward to this Lent Journey.
Dear Lorraine, we are so pleased you have joined us, Gods blessings Rosemary
Thank you for accepting me and joining us this Lent.
Dear Christine, this Lenten journey is open to all. Thank you for coming along and let us see what God does.much love Rosemary
Unable to find the extra’s tab
Dear Eleanor, when you open up the email and click onto the arrow or open up the website and click onto the LENT box, to the right of the picture is four tabs. explore, prayer, extras, give. Please click on the extras tab then open up the individual sections. Hope this helps, Rosemary
I should have saved for wednesday. I will watch again tomorrow. I loved this. Thank you!
Dear Helen, I watch many of Bruce’s talks a few times to understand more. Gods blessings to you Rosemary
I am listening Lord
Then God will speak. Be patient and keep listening. Much love Rosemary
Please Pray for me through this Lent Time
Yes dear one🙏
Dear Sharon, We are praying for you, that God becomes more real in your Life and guides you with His LOVE. much love Rosemary
Thanks you I love to joint Lent and came closer to Good Good Bless you 🙏
I am so looking forward to doing my Lenten journey again with you Bruce and your Ministry. I have forwarded your emails on to family and friends and hope they can join us on this journey. I feel privileged and Blessed to live in the same city as you and attend several talks with you and Rosemary and the Women’s Heart Ministry. First saw you in our Parish over 10 years ago and start my day by listening to your daily devotionals. God Bless you and your team. 🙏🏼🙏🏼😇😇
I am looking to be more closer with God.
Thank you Bruce for this first Special Lenten message! I will tonight want to come back and write down what i am going to do and what I hopefully expect in this Holy season of Lent. But right now I have a Hearing Test appointment I must meet! So I’m off and reflecting and praying and fasting to the best I can Bruce! See you again tonight and God bless you all in the ministry!!! You are all doing a great work for the Lord and for all of us!!!
Hello Bruce & your ministry team, I am very grateful for the Daily Devotional videos which I joined for Advent & have continued participating in them. I enjoy them very much & find them very inspirational. I live in a little country town & we don’t have a resident Parish Priest. We only have Mass on Sundays, for which I am grateful too.I am looking forward to our Lenten Journey together – thank you so much for your ministry. Cheers, blessings & peace, D
A time to reflect and let God in on my journey..
Hi Bruce, instead of always saying, “God is never far from you,” I think it would be more correct to say, “God is always with you.”
so looking forward to this journey of Lent
Looking forward to our Lentin journey together
Thank you, for this religious and reflective experience through Lent.
Sorry things. Are hard this years. Pandemic 😷. Mask 😷. Give me time.
Thank you that I can journey with my fellow brothers and sisters on this Lent 2022. I need to a firm my thinking and be open to the word of God.
Thank you for thee lent teaching.
Hi. I am new to this. Please can you tell me what the hard and fast rules are to fasting today? Is there a starting time. An ending time?
Dear Sharifa, The following is an article from Archbishop Paul Coakley on the practice of fasting and abstinence. To view CLICK HERE. Everyone decides for themselves what they can do. Some fast all day, some fast till nightfall, some fast but not from food because of health issues but fast from tv, social media, sugar/lollies etc. It is more the effort we go to and sacrifice, that every time our stomach growls, we feel like eating, feel like watching tv we offer it up to God in thanks for what He has done for us, offer it up so that… Read more »
Please pray for me that I must have forgiveness in my heart and pray for my parents, pray for my marriage.
🙏… just reaching out and asking is a huge step! Know that forgiveness is a choice we make and sometimes the realization of that and the feeling comes later! Blessing will come your way just stay close to God Almighty
Dear George, we are praying for you and for your requests. Know that God is with you and guiding you.God can Grace you with a Heart of forgiveness, ask HIM. He is the one who transforms us. We just need the desire.Like what David said in Psalm 51:10 “Create in me a clean heart Oh God”. much love Rosemary
2022 Lent is the second one I am participating in, and I am excited to learn and grow in my spiritual walk with God. Thank you for your ministry which has been, and is a blessing for me.
Thank you Cynthia, May God Bless you greatly Rosemary
I have been feeling so depressed and lost, i am a daughter, a sister and a single mother of 3 beautiful girls and i need to be strong and a provider for all of them. I am so weak i am tired i just feel like crying all the time, i fight of tears every second trying to be strong in front of people, need to be strong when i am at work and around my children. I really pray that through this lent i will come out a stronger more whole person. my kids are still so young God… Read more »
AdJ I will pray for you every day during Lent. That is my Lenten promise to you. 🙏🏻 There is a peace when God is in our lives and I pray that He will bring you strength and guidance during this difficult time. Stay strong. God IS with you.
I have put your name in my prayer journal and will also pray for you everyday! Get a journal and write you needs and cry out to Him, as He is the one to fix all that is broken and hurting! Read the Psalms start with Psalm 23…. Things will get better.. He hears and answers dear one! He really does!!!
Dear Adj, You are a beloved daughter of God. Lean into HIM.It is Our God who brings the lost to his heart, who gathers them in His arms.It is ok that we are weak, for then HE is Strong. We will pray for you. Know that God is with you ,every moment of every day. We are here for you. I am Bruce’s wife Rosemary and will pray fervently that God comes and helps you. much love Rosemary
This lent I hope to find my faith and find my way out of a spiritual desert.
Dear Ida, if that is your prayer we will pray that for you too. Gods heart is for you to have a wonderful relationship with Him, so He will draw you to Himself. Just let go and let God – as the saying goes. Gods blessings to you Rosemary
Thank you for sharing and preparing us for the 40 day LENT I believe will bring the change I pray for Amen and AMen
Praying for the change in you too Jeane. How wonderful that you are joining with us on this Lenten journey. Gods blessings Rosemary
What a wonderful, encouraging, calming , informative word. You are so easy to listen to. Thank you I am encouraged by day 1 of my Lent journey and hopeful for the days to come. Looking at where I am in my life right now.
Dear Sonia, Thank you for your encouraging words. Bruce reads all of these, this is his wife Rosemary- We are hoping more people come to be renewed in their journey with God.Our desire is that all will have an ever-deepening relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Gods blessings to you Rosemary
Looking forward to having that special time each to reflect and grow in a relationship with God.
Yes how good it is to have that personal time with God. May you be blessed this Lent and always Rosemary
Thank you Bruce for this lenten journey. I have completed a few lenten journey’s in the past & looking forward to the current one in anticipation. I am looking forward to the changes God will bring about in me. Time spent with God does help to change one’s life. I will look for ways in how to draw closer to God during this lenten journey. I pray that God will bless you, Rosemary & the team abundantly.💝✝🙏
How wonderful it is that you are once again journeying with us. Yes spending time with God helps our lives! Thank you for your support and encouragement much love Rosemary
I usually go it alone at Lent, however this year, I am really looking forward to following these daily messages and feeling united with others on the same path.
Dear Lesley, thank you for joining with us on this Lenten journey. This unity that this Family of God feels is tangible. May God work in each of our hearts. God’s blessings to you Rosemary
Thank you Bruce for your lovely and helpful messages, they are a blessing. God bless you and Rosemary
Hoping to get closer to God during this Lenten period. I am a newcomer and happy to have joined Thank you Bruce Downes!
Welcome Lorna. I pray that God touches your heart during this beautiful Lenten season.