We are on the cusp Lent, which word comes from Old English lencten, for "spring". The Latin term is Quadragesima, which refers to "fortieth" as in more or less the fortieth day from Easter. In Germany you say Fastenzeit and the French, sticking closer to Latin, say Carême (in French the circumflex usually indicates an "s" which morphed out of the orthography) and in Spanish Cuaresma. In Italy, where I am, we call this season Quaresima. Some people, such as the Rita Skeeter of Catholic blogging might have lead you to think that in Italian you say "Quaresimo", as if the word were masculine in gender, but happily there are editing features in blog software. I am happy for that nearly every day!
Each day of Lent has its proper Collect. I will do my best to keep up with these. This is not what I consider my lenten penance, though it might be for you to read them patiently.