The fourth day of our novena coincides with the beginning of Holy Lent. At the beginning of his religious life Saint Gabriel of the Addolorata made a list of forty resolutions for the conversion of his life. Among them, we find the following:
— I will never excuse myself when I am blamed or corrected, nor even resent it interiorly, much less put the blame upon others.
— I will never speak of the faults of others, even though they may be public, nor will I ever show want of esteem for others, whether in their presence or in their absence.
— I will not judge ill of anyone.
— I will show the good opinion I have of each one by covering up his faults.
So, if you are looking for some serious Lenten practices, you need look no further.
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