With last Sunday being Sexagesima, it is now 9 days until the holy season of Lent. Lent is, obviously, a very special and holy time. It is a time to repent, and ask for forgiveness, for penance. To ask God for his mercy. To pray, and fast. Lent prepares us for the resurrection of Our Lord. This is the prayer that St Ambrose of Milan wrote for lent, and it's quite beautiful.