The Biblical Basis for Lent

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There’s a deep meaning behind the 40 days of Lent. The number 40 has a long biblical background, from Genesis to Jesus’ 40 days and nights in the desert. On this special Ash Wednesday episode, Scott Hahn and Rob Corzine give both the biblical significance of this season of penance and some practical advice for Lent. 

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Fasting is only one aspect of Lent—if you’re looking for a new devotion, check out our newest Scripture study, The Bible and the Church Fathers 

What is the purpose of fasting and almsgiving? How can we fast healthily? Here’s another audio resource for you, “Holy Fast: Hungering for Christ”, an episode of St. Paul Center Presents.  

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