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Lent (Latin: Quadragesima: Fortieth) is a solemn religious observance in the liturgical calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends approximately six ...

What is Lent and why does it last forty days? | The United Methodist ...


Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word  ...

Easter / Lent - Catholic Life - Catholic Online


For most people the easiest practice to consistently fulfill will be the traditional one, to abstain from meat on all Fridays of the year. During Lent abstinence from  ...

Lent | Define Lent at Dictionary.com


Lent definition, simple past tense and past participle of lend. See more.

lent - English-Spanish Dictionary - WordReference.com


lent - Translation to Spanish, pronunciation, and forum discussions.

Lent - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


We address that theme in our printable 40 Days of Mercy 2016 Lent calendar which offers ideas for prayer, reflection and action during the Lenten season.

Lent | Definition of Lent by Merriam-Webster


a period of 40 days before Easter during which many Christians do not eat certain foods or do certain pleasurable activities as a way of remembering the ...



The Teutonic word Lent, which we employ to denote the forty days' fast preceding Easter, originally meant no more than the spring season. Still it has been used ...

The Season of Lent - CRI/Voice


Dec 14, 2015 ... Information about the Christian Season of Lent from a Protestant perspective; reflections on its significance as part of the celebration of Easter.

What Is Lent? | The Definition of Lent and FAQs - Catholicism


Learn more about Lent, the 40-day period of preparation for Easter Sunday and one of the major liturgical seasons of the Christian church.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - Saturday, March 26, 2016
Lent is the Christian season of preparation before Easter. In Western Christianity, Ash Wednesday marks the first day, or the start of the season of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter (Sundays are not included in the count).
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Lent 101 - The Upper Room


What is Lent? Lent is a season of the Christian Year where Christians focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting in order to grow closer to God. When is Lent?

FAQs About Lent - Easter / Lent - Catholic Life - Catholic Online


The key to understanding the meaning of Lent is simple: Baptism. Preparation for Baptism and for renewing baptismal commitment lies at the heart of the season ...

What is the meaning of Lent? - GotQuestions.org


During Lent, participants eat sparingly or give up a particular food or habit. It's not uncommon for people to give up smoking during Lent, or to swear off watching ...