“Lent is the autumn of the spiritual life during which we gather fruit to keep us going for the rest of the year.
Enrich yourselves with these treasures, which nobody can take away from you and which cannot be destroyed. I am accustomed to say that we will not spend Lent well unless we are determined to make the most of it. Let us, therefore, spend this Lent as if it were our last, and we will make it well. Listen to the sermons, because holy words are pearls; they are ships of infinite mercy — the true ocean of the East.”
– St. Francis de Sales