The Roman Catholic 2018 Lenten season, a six-week
period of penance before Easter, begins on
Ash Wednesday, February 14,and ends Sunday,
During Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to
seeking the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture,
to service by giving alms, and to sacrifice
self-control through fasting. Many know of the
tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays
during Lent, but we are also called to practice
self-discipline and fast in other ways throughout
the season. Contemplate the meaning and origins
of the Lenten fasting tradition in this reflection.
In addition, the giving of alms is one way to share
God's gifts, not only through the distribution of
money, but through the sharing of our time and
talents. As St. John Chrysostom reminds us: "Not
to enable the poor to share in our goods is to steal
from them and deprive them of life. The goods we
possess are not ours, but theirs."
(Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2446).
Link to Lenten Information:
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