Please fast and pray every Thursday for the renewal of the Catholic Church in America. Please note: The Cybersociety will fast on Fridays beginning January 2013, in accordance with ancient custom.

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Haven of Lent









 ..."by fasting, reading, and prayer in these forty days we ought to store up for our souls provisions, as it were, for the whole year. Although through the mercy of God you frequently and devoutly hear the divine lessons throughout the entire year, still during these days we ought to rest from the winds and the sea of this world by taking refuge...in the haven of Lent, and in the quiet of silence to receive the divine lessons in the receptacle of our heart." --from a Lenten sermon of St. Caesarius of Arles, d. 543

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