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U.S. Catholic writers and readers share their reflections on their Lenten journeys. How do you plan to <a href="http://www.uscatholic.org/life/everyday-spirituality/2011/02/you-20-lent... target="_blank">"upgrade now"</a>? If you'd like to share a reflection, e-mail <a href="mailto:onlineeditor@uscatholic.org">onlineeditor@uscatholic.org</a>.

Day 29: St. Therese of Lisieux

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Day 28: Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I.

We face many deaths within our lives, and the choice is ours as to whether those deaths will be terminal or paschal.

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Day 27: St. Vincent de Paul

Devote more time to thinking about God’s love than your own sins.

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Day 26: Megan McKenna

The fast that I want is a fast from violence, to do no harm, have no tolerance for war, and to live with passionate devotion to the Word made flesh.

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Day 25: St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

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Day 24: Cardinal Joseph Bernardin

It is a normal, instinctive response to run from suffering. But it is in this suffering where we feel God’s presence most profoundly.

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Day 23: Meister Eckhart

True repentance is approaching God in love and squarely facing up to what you have done.

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Day 22: M. Basil Pennington

At times we need to see, to hear, to enter into and let the Lord enter into our own struggle: “If possible, let this pass, but not my will but yours be done.”

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Day 21: Joan Chittister

Lent is not an event. It is not something that happens to us. It is a microcosm of a lifelong journey to the center of the self.

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Day 20: Fyodor M. Dostoevsky

Christ said, “Go and give all you have to the poor and become the servant of all.”

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