In the ancient times of the Church, to help prepare for the Feast of St. Michael, which is on September 29, a 40 day penitential practice, similar to that of Lent was performed. This penitential practice was called The Lent of Saint Michael. The Lent of Saint Michael started on August 21. This was a favorite devotion of St. Francis.
As a fraternity, we will offer throughout the Lent of St. Michael, penitential acts for Pro-Life victories in the 2008 US presidential and congressional election.