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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. "Lent invites us to conversion, to a change in mindset, so that life’s truth and beauty may be found not so much in possessing as in giving, not so much in accumulating as in sowing and sharing goodness," said Pope Francis in his 2022 Lent Message.
We partake in Lent with prayer, fasting and almsgiving. "Let us not grow tired of doing good. The soil is prepared by fasting, watered by prayer and enriched by charity," he explained. "By cultivating fraternal love towards everyone, we are united to Christ, who gave his life for our sake, and we are granted a foretaste of the joy of the kingdom of heaven." | lea en español