Timeless words from the pen of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen inspire the heart and imagination as readers embark on a Lenten journey toward a better understanding of their spiritual selves. Covering the traditional themes of Lent--sin and salvation, death and Resurrection, sorrow and hope, ashes and lilies--these 50 passages and accompanying mini-prayers offer readers a practical spiritual program as a retreat from the cares and concerns of a secular world view. Beginning with the first day of Lent and continuing through the First Week after Easter, this book captures the essence of the season. Each day's reflection is introduced by a related Scripture passage and ends with a suggested Lenten action. An appendix includes a suggested plan for using each day's quotations from Scripture and from Bishop Sheen as part of morning or evening prayer.