The Lenten season was especially fruitful this year as the friars’ penances were directly linked to aid to Ukraine. As reported previously the brothers chose to abstain from all “junk food” in favor of aid to Ukraine through Catholic Relief Services and the Franciscan Fund through the General Curia. The brothers were able to donate more than $1600 through their sacrifices and donations. Some friars even gave up their entire allowance for a month.