The six weeks of Lent can be a testing time. In the Rule, St. Benedict urges us to “wash away in this holy season the negligences of other times.” (Chapter 49: 3). Benedict is saying we should live these weeks purposefully, using them as a time to assess ourselves honestly and work on negative mindsets and behavior. In other words, we should spring clean our inner selves so that we can appreciate more clearly the glory and joy of Easter.
May your Lenten path be smooth!
Susan Rudolph, OSB
Sister Susan Rudolph was installed as the 17th prioress of Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict on June 4, 2017. Learn more about the installation process with this video created by Sister Nina Lasceski.