1st Sunday of Lent

Our pilgrimage on earth cannot be exempt from trial. We progress by means of trial. No one knows himself except through the trial, or receives a crown except after victory, or strives except against an enemy or temptations.

Commentary on the Psalms by St. Augustine.

Ash Wednesday

A new season of Lent begins with the promise of a new Easter. As time passes, the only constant is change, which itself is not constant.