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“Lent is a time of truth. Let us examine ourselves sincerely, honestly and simply. Our brothers and sisters are there among the poor, the sick, the outcast, the aged. What sort of love do we have? What sort of truth? …So open your minds to look around you, open your hearts to understand and sympathize, open your hands to help. The needs are vast, as you know.” (St. John Paul II, Lent 1981)