Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It’s a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms; and we practice self-control through fasting. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent, but to a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ’s will more faithfully.


  • usccb.org/prayer-worship/liturgical-year/lent

Various Lenten articles

  • jesuits.org/spirituality/ignatian-lent/ videos
  • loyolapress.com/catholic-resources/liturgical-year/lent/ various resources and daily meditation
  • ncea.org/NCEA/NCEA/How_We_Serve/Resource/Lenten_Resources/Lenten_Resources.aspx?Lenten_Resources=2 resources for families
  • dynamiccatholic.com/lent/about-lent.htmlvarious articles about lent