Is it Lent already? It is. Actually, some of us are kind of excited about it. Because it's not just a time to give things up; it's a time to get closer to God. It's a time to remember that we are dust, and to dust we shall return, so a lot of the things we really get hung up about aren't that big a deal. It's a time to turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel, which when you think about it, is a wonderfully happy and exciting thing to do.
In the coming weeks we hope, with God's help (and an assist from the Blessed Mother) to bring you some meditations on Mary. Some of us have been doing a lot of thinking about Mary thanks to the class we are still taking from our chaplain, Fr. Marcos Ramos, OP. As we are led into contemplation of Mary and her role in our salvation history, we hope to pass on to you the fruits of our contemplation. So please keep checking back, and pray for us during this Lenten season. You'll be in our prayers as well.