Just got back from visiting St. Gregory of Palamas Monastery in Ohio today with my 8 year old son. Just wanted to encourage everyone to try and make a pilgrimage to a Monastery during Lent. At 4am the world is still, the night sky is clear, and I can't fully explain what it felt like to be in the presence of monks who make this their life. Lent is a time of repentance and I can't think of a better way to look clearly into your soul than early in the morning in the church of a holy place. May your Lent be one of repentance and glorious anticipation of a life in Christ.