St. Zachary was a man of singular meekness and goodness. Devoted to his people, he risked his life that they might be spared. His fervor in saying Mass inspired all present with devotion.
Who shall ascend into the mountain of the Lord ? or who shall stand in the holy place? He that hath clean hands and a pure heart. — Matins, Psalm 23
The Imitation of Christ
A greath thing is love — a great good every way; which alone lighteneth all that is burdensome, and beareth equally all things that are unequal.
Now that we are getting on in Lent, with Easter in the distance, what progress have we made? Are we merely “holding in” now on certain things that we will permit ourselves again, immediately Lent is over?
The very best fast, as you know, is fast from sin to which we are all obliged and always. You seem not to be suffering particularly from the little penances you are practicing now; why not keep up some of them even after Lent is over?
Only with God do we count our hours.