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What does the season of Lent mean?

What does the season of Lent mean?

Lent is a 40 day period of prayer, fasting, repentance and abstinence during which Christians work to grow closer to God.

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What does the season of Lent mean?

What does the season of Lent mean?

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By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
3/21/2018 (5 years ago)

Published in Lent / Easter

Keywords: Lent, season, what does, meaning, 40 days

Prayer, fasting, repentance and abstinence are spiritual exercises that allow a person to focus on their Christian faith and the proper object of Christian devotion, Jesus Christ.

The season begins on Ash Wednesday, a special day of devotion on which Christians accept ashes on their forehead as a reminder of their mortality and a sign of their repentance. The season ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter.

Easter is the start of a new season in the Church and it celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and the triumph of good over evil. It is a symbolic fulfillment of God's promise that we too will someday arise from the dead.

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