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Lent is the 40-day, penitential season of preparation for Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday and ends with the Paschal Triduum. In his 2023 Lenten Message, Pope Francis said "the Lenten journey of penance" has a goal of transformation that "has its model in the Transfiguration of Jesus and is achieved by the grace of his paschal mystery."
We partake in Lent with prayer, fasting and almsgiving. "Dear brothers and sisters, may the Holy Spirit inspire and sustain us this Lent in our ascent with Jesus."
Add eucharistic adoration, a virtual Way of the Cross, Bible study, the Prayer Book of Intentions or other traditional Catholic prayers to your time with God during Lent.
While Moses (Exodus 34:28) fasted to prepare for God's revelation, Jesus took it a step further by doing the practice out of love.
Share what you have through CASA, One Church, special collections or CRS Rice Bowl to help those in need in Arkansas and beyond.
What are the rules about fasting and abstinence? Why should we perform penance? Why can't we eat meat on Fridays? Learn the answers to these questions and more.
Parishes normally host stations, fish fries, soup suppers, missions, Bible studies and more, but the pandemic may require changes. Contact your parish for details.
Sample these meatless recipes from Arkansas Catholic readers divided into main dishes, casseroles, soups and side dishes. Are you hungry yet?
These activities incorporate prayer, fasting and almsgiving specific to children, teens and young adults to help them experience Lent in a deeper way.
Giving up chocolate is nice, but taking up service adds a whole new dimension to Lent. Explore 25 ways to help others in the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.
"Even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart ..." (Joel 2:12). Reconciling with God and his Church is the function of the sacrament of reconciliation.