Season of Lent – March 1-April 13, 2017
The key to fruitful observance of these practices is to recognize their link to baptismal renewal. We are called not just to abstain from sin during Lent, but to true conversion of our hearts and minds as followers of Christ.
We recall those waters in which we were baptized into Christ’s death, died to sin and evil, and began new life in Christ. For Lent prayers, tips on fasting and abstinence, and other Lent resources, click here or learn more by watching video below.
What is Lent?
Questions And Answers About Lent And Lenten Practices
A. It might be more accurate to say that there is the “forty day fast within Lent.” Historically, Lent has varied from a week to three weeks to the present configuration of 46 days. The forty day fast, however, has been more stable. The Sundays of Lent are certainly part of the Time of Lent, but they are not prescribed days of fast and abstinence.