The Arab name for the mountain above Jericho where the monastery is built into the side of the cliff, Jebel Quruntu, means “Mountain of the Forty Days” and it derives from the Crusaders; French word for Lent. If we take our bearings for our Lent from this ancient monastic outpost we will once again be pointed in the direction of the quest for a breakthrough to solidarity.
Come on, what's the hold-up? Hey, check this out an old outpost.
Midnight! the outpost of advancing day! The frontier town and citadel of night!Henry Wadsworth Longfellow