For Forty days, we journey with Jesus, sharing in His Passion and Death - our silent intimate retreat with God. LENT is a special period of grace.
During these forty days, we "suffer and die" so to speak as we pray, fast, and give alms in preparation for our Easter rebirth. After Lent, St. Paul's word would then carry much more meaning for us:
"If we share in the Cross of Christ,
we also share in the glory of His Resurrection