Lent

The life of a monastic ought to be a continuous Lent. Rule of Benedict 49:1

The integrity of who we proclaim to be ought to have a Lenten quality.

For Benedict Lent has a wide and deep meaning. Each person's life is to be spent seeking a meaningful union with God. As the union intensifies it manifests itself in acts of charity. According to Benedict, viewing Lent in this way means EVERY DAY ought to have a Lenten quality.