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“The observance of Lent is the bond of union in our army; by it we are distinguished from the enemies of the Cross of Christ; by it we turn aside the chastisements of God’s wrath; by its means, being guarded by heavenly support during the day, we fortify ourselves against the prince of darkness. If this observance comes to be relaxed, it is to the detriment of God’s glory, to the dishonor of the Catholic religion and to the peril of souls, nor can it be doubted that such negligence will become a source of misfortune to nations, of disaster in public affairs and of adversity to individuals.”          – Pope Benedict XIV, May 29, 1741

Read more about Lent on our Devotion page or in our past newsletters: A Prayerful Lent, Lent in Secret, Lenten DevotionsChristmas in Lent

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