rembrandt-return-of-the-prodigal-son-_web1. LENT AS I SEE IT

Two of the most fundamental reasons for Lent are missed by a very large number of people; perhaps you are one. This article corrects that mistake.

2 THREE POPES SHARE ABOUT LENT

Here are the three most recent Popes sharing their thoughts on Lent. We recommend that during the six weeks of Lent you read three of these messages per week. All are quite short, a little over two pages.
Pope St. John Paul II:

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Francis

3. THE WORKS OF LENT

For most of its life the Church has recommended three special penances for Lent. These are Fasting, Prayer and Almsgiving. Perhaps you will see some good reasons.

4 SAMPLE PENANCES

Some people have great difficulty in planning Lenten Penances. Here are some samples and then recommendations from Pope Fracas in thief Year of Mercy.

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