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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 ...

Lent 101 - The Upper Room

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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? It's the forty days  ...

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

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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 ...

CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Lent - New Advent

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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 ...

Questions and Answers about Lent and Lenten Practices

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A. It might be more accurate to say that there is the "forty day fast within Lent." Historically, Lent has varied from a week to three weeks to the present ...

The Season of Lent - CRI Voice

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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.

History of Lent - Catholic Education Resource Center

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What are the origins of Lent? Did the Church always have this time before Easter ? Lent is a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works...

Lent & Easter 2016 – When is Lent, Lenten, Lenten Season ... - EWTN

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A resource for Lent and Easter that defines when is lent, the lenten season, and the meaning of lent.

Lent - Call to Conversion - Frequently Asked Questions

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Why do Catholics fast and give things up during Lent? Why are there ashes on Ash Wednesday and palms on Palm Sunday? When does Lent end? Find the ...

What is the meaning of Lent? - GotQuestions.org Home

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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 ...

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Lent
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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Easter / Lent - Catholic Life - Catholic Online

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Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It takes place 46 days before Easter Sunday. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting...

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

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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  ...

Lent - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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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.