"The community dimension is an essential element in faith and Christian life. Christ came 'to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad' (cf. Jn 11:52). The 'we' of the Church is the community in which Jesus brings us together (cf. Jn 12:32): faith is necessarily ecclesial. And this is important to remember and to live in this time of Lent: each person is aware that he or she does not face the penitential journey alone, but together with many brothers and sisters in the Church."
--Benedict XVI, Homily, February 13, 2013