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What is the first day of Lent?

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The first day of Lent is Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is a day of prayer and fasting on which many Christians attend services to receive ... continue reading


What is the season of Lent?

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What is the season of Lent?The Lenten season is a time of prayer and fasting for Christians that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy ... continue reading


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Lent, Fasting, and Receiving Divine Light

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Whenever you give yourself over to Christ, such as in voluntarily suffering through fasting, the light of the eternal Word penetrates your ... continue reading


Why We Proclaim the Transfiguration of the Lord on the Second Sunday of Lent Watch

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As we reflect on the Transfiguration of Jesus on this Second Sunday of Lent, let us enter more deeply into the mystery it opens by ... continue reading


What are 'Rice Bowls' and what do they have to do with Lent? Watch

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There are many ways we can participate in Lent this year and one Catholic group offers great opportunities to help Catholics and those in ... continue reading


For those giving up social media this Lent, the struggle is real! Watch

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For many Catholics and other Christians too, Lent is a time for sacrifice. For those who have given up technology, the struggle is real. ... continue reading


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Man Does Not Live On Bread Alone Watch

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In the first temptation, the devil plays on Christ's hunger, and suggests he satisfy it by miraculously transforming stones into bread: "If ... continue reading


First Sunday of Lent: Weapons of Penance,Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving

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Let us ask for clear knowledge of our limits and our sins, the humility to know that always the tempter, that didn't even spare the Lord ... continue reading


Aww, who needs Lent anyway?

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Who needs Lent?  We do. If we enter into Lent with our entire person, it can draw us into a deeper embrace of the power of the ... continue reading


Join Pope Francis on his Lenten retreat Watch

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As Pope Francis leaves Sunday to begin his annual Lenten retreat, Fr. Giulio Michelini, the priest leading this year's spiritual exercises, ... continue reading



More Lent & Easter

Easter 2022 / Lent 2022
Begins on March 2, 2022 ends on April 16, 2022

'So it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead'
Luke 24:46

Lent Event

Importance

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday

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Living Lent

March 2 to April 16, 2022

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Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday

March 1, 2022

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Ash Wednesday

March 2, 2022

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Palm Sunday

April 10, 2022

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Holy Week

April 10 - 16, 2022

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Holy Thursday

April 14, 2022

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Good Friday

April 15, 2022

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Easter Sunday

April 17, 2022

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Ascension of Our Lord

May 26, 2022

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Pentecost

Sunday, June 5, 2022

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Fasting and Abstinence

Every Friday

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Easter / Lent News

The surprising origins of the Easter Bunny -- it's not what you think! Watch

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The Easter Bunny is a symbol of Easter that is popular in western culture, especially with children. According to folklore, the Easter ... continue reading


Are Easter eggs pagan? Watch

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Easter eggs are a traditional part of modern Easter celebrations, but their origins are shrouded in history, raising questions about their ... continue reading





The Cross' Indispensable Invitation

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In his book, The Passion and the Cross, columnist and author Fr. Ron Rolheiser writes, "The cross of Jesus doesn't just reveal God as ... continue reading


It's Lent - an 'Outward Bound' for the Soul Watch

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By the 1960's a movement of outdoor education and character formation called Outward Bound began transforming lives through exposure to ... continue reading


Almsgiving, Prayer, and Fasting: The Three Pillars of Lent Watch

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'Give alms...Pray to your Father...Fast without a gloomy face...' (Matthew 6:1-18) LOS ANGELES, CA - Giving alms, Jesus teaches, means ... continue reading


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