What is Lent? Derived from the word lencten, which is Anglo-Saxon for springtime, Lent is the 40-day season of preparation prior to Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday.
Why we pray, fast and give alms during Lent
Lent is a time to prepare for Easter, but why do we pray, fast and give alms during it? Those acts prepare us, mind and body, for the sacrifice of Lent. Head over to the web site for ideas to make praying, fasting and giving important parts of your family Lent.
How much do you know about Lent?
How many days are there in Lent? What was the original meaning of the word “Lent”? What is the first day of Lent called? Visit us online for a fun and educational Lent Trivia Quiz! You’ll find questions and answers!
Your Catholic family guide to Lent
Lent lies at the very heart of our Catholic faith. While Lent was originally intended as a time of preparation for those being baptized at Easter, it gradually became a […]