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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 19: Edwina Gateley

No matter how far we travel, how much we accomplish, how deeply we suffer, or how joyfully we dance, God is always with us in all of those things.

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Day 18: Mohandas Gandhi

Fasting should never be undertaken for a selfish purpose but for the benefit of others only.

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Day 17: Thomas a Kempis

Set aside an opportune time for deep personal reflection, and think often upon God.

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Day 16: Jessica Powers

God is my repairer of fences, turning my paths into rest.

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Day 15: Frederica Mathewes-Green

How can you give forgiveness? By remembering how much God has to forgive you.

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Day 14: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The cross is not the horrible end of a pious, happy life, but stands rather at the beginning of community with Jesus Christ.

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Day 13: Dorothy Day

“Do what you are doing.” All work can come under the heading of the Works of Mercy, which are the opposite of the works of war.

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Day 12: Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, O.C.D.)

In the childhood of the spiritual life, we feel God's guiding hand quite firmly and surely. But it doesn’t always stay that way.

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Day 11: M. Scott Peck

We think of confession as an act that should be carried out in secret. Yet the reality is that every human being is broken and vulnerable.

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Lent Day 10: St. Francis de Sales

During Lent, create time for your heart to remain alone in the presence of God.

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