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What We’re Reading for Lent
Looking for something good to read for Lent? We love to share our favorite books! Here’s what our staff is reading for Lent this year.
The Meaning of Lent
When I think about Lent, I think of the first two readings we use on the First Sunday and the Second Sunday of Lent.
Six Things to Do Before Lent
Lent is less than a month away, and this year, we’re preparing our hearts to enter into the greatest story ever told. It’s a whirlwind of emotions, going from Genesis to Jesus in Sacred Scripture. We know how the story ends, but are we prepared for the long road to get there?
What Can Children Do for Lent?
These forty days can feel like an awfully long time for children. As parents, we have a responsibility to help our families faithfully observe Lent. Though it can seem difficult at times, the season of Lent provides an especially meaningful time to instruct children.
Everything You Want to Know about Lent Explained
Lent is the season for turning away from sin and living a life more conformed to the will and plan of God. Penitential practices are a means to that end. Like diet and exercise for the athlete, prayer, mortification, and almsgiving are ways for the Catholic to grow in faith and get closer to Jesus.
The Greatness of Lent by Scott Hahn
We enter the season of Mercy — the season that Eastern Christians call “Great Lent.” We in the West are fond of brevity, and so we call it simply “Lent.” But we should not forget its greatness. For believing Catholics, it is a defining moment in the year. It gives a distinctive and necessary contour…
How to Give Back to Our Priests for Lent
What’s the most effective way we can give back to the Church during this season of Lent?
The answer is simple: We can help her priests.
Intro to Lent 1: Prayer
First in a series of three posts.Reprinted from 2007. How do you know it’s Lent? It’s not so much by the ash mark on your forehead or fish marks on the calendar. Tradition tells us that Lent has three distinguishing marks: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. This three-part series will examine those practices. Prayer is surely…
Journey Through Lent: Reflections on the Daily Mass Readings
Every year, the Church recounts the saving mission of Our Lord Jesus Christ through the season of Lent. Using the Church’s rich selection of daily Mass readings as a framework, Journey Through Lent draws us deeply into Scripture to encounter Our Lord like never before. With insight from the Church Fathers and spiritual writers from…
The Biblical Basis for Lent
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.