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Lent is a season of prayer, reflection, and finding reconciliation. These stories, poems, and essays, may help you on your own Lenten journey.

Millions of Diamonds of Light

A few years ago, I was experiencing a “dark night of the soul.” During a group ritual that summer, participants were instructed to remain silent and to take their turn peering into a mysterious structure on a table. When I looked inside, a single votive candle was burning, yet mirrors reflected the one candle and “multiplied” it. I saw my face, as well.

Who Needs Lent in a Pandemic?

You probably have felt the same way if you are honest. Haven’t we all been in Lent since the lockdown of March 2020? Some say, “Well, what is another 40 days” to the sacrifices already experienced in the Covid-19 pandemic?