Have courage and do not fear the assaults of the Devil. Remember this forever; it is a healthy sign if the devil shouts and roars around your conscience, since this shows that he is not inside your will.
Do not let temptations frighten you; they are the trials of the soul whom God wants to test when He knows that he is strong enough to sustain the battle and weave his garland of glory with his own hands.
St. Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)
During Lent let us improve our spirit of prayer and recollection. Let us free our minds from all that is not Jesus.
St. Teresa of Calcutta
Each year, Lent…stimulates us to rediscover the mercy of God so that we, in turn, become more merciful toward our brothers and sisters.
Pope Benedict XVI