Today marks the beginning of Lent, that ‘kairos’ time of opportunity when, in moving towards Easter, we ask for the grace of God to amend our faults and grow in the new life God holds out to us. Catherine Doherty once said: ‘Lent is a time of going very deeply into ourselves… What is it that stands between us and God? Between us and our brothers and sisters? Between us and life, the life of the Spirit? Whatever it is, let us relentlessly tear it out, without a moment’s hesitation’.

Let us ask for the grace of God this Lent, and may God abundantly bless all your Lenten efforts for Him.