Join the Holy Father through the forty days of Lent and the octave of Easter with short daily reflections that will enrich your prayer and draw you closer to Jesus. Taken from the homilies, Angelus addresses, and encyclicals of Pope Benedict, these meditations will help readers delve into God's word and be nourished by it. Each meditation is short enough to be read in a few minutes but can also be used as the basis for a longer time of prayer. As the Holy Father says, "It is urgently necessary in these forty days to listen anew to the gospel, the word of the Lord, the word of truth." Pope Benedict is an inspiring and insightful guide who can lead us into a deeper understanding of the gospel and the truths of our faith so that we become more faithful disciples of Christ.