Lent Historically and Practically

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Lent is a 40-day preparation for Easter, a period reminiscent of the 40 years the Israelites wandered in the desert, and of the 40 days Our Lord Jesus Christ prayed and fasted in the wilderness. On both accounts, and in view of the Lord’s redemptive passion and death, Lent is a period marked by a … Read more

How Ashes Improve You Spiritually

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Catholics proclaim their Faith in the public square as they go about marked with a black cross on their forehead. This is how we begin Lent, starting with the beautiful traditions of Ash Wednesday . As praiseworthy as it is for Catholics to uphold the feast of Ash Wednesday by making a point of receiving … Read more

The Fatima Seers and Lent

The Fatima Seers

Lent, that time of the liturgical year when Holy Mother Church calls on Catholics to fast and abstain from meat in the spirit of penance and self-denial, also encourages the faithful to meditate on the dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. In this penitential exercise, Our Lord Jesus Christ serves as our supreme model- … Read more