This year, the season of Lent begins on the 6th of March, which is also the Feast of St. Colette.

St. Colette or Nicolette as she is popularly called, was a reformer and founded 17 Fransciscan convents. She brought many back to the original rule of St. Francis, despite the abuse and persecution she faced.

While she was blessed in her mission by the schismatic Pope Benedict XIII, who professed her as a Poor Clare and made her superior of all Franciscan convents she might found or reform, she worked with St. Vincent Ferrer to heal the papal schism and return the papacy to its rightful path. ( Pray for us St. Colette.