Here are a selection of services, retreats and enrichment opportunities scheduled for Lent, which begins Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26
“The annual observance of Lent is the special season for the ascent to the holy mountain of Easter. Through its two-fold theme of repentance and baptism, […]
The Passion narrative was carefully crafted and densely rich with layered meanings, connecting with salvation history and the fulfillment of vague foreshadowings throughout the Hebrew Scriptures.
Marked with ashes, Christians set off on a Lenten journey where they strive to leave behind everything that will turn to dust and instead focus on drawing closer to God and God’s promise of eternal life, Pope Francis said.
Lent. Food. Sacrifice. 40 days. Hunger.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a time set aside to help us with that goal of attaining holiness.
To assist readers in preparing for and reflecting upon the season of Lent, The Central Minnesota Catholic collected responses from 40 people across the diocese.
Lent is a time for reflection, holy reading, and spiritual growth.