(March 1, 2017. Fasting and Abstinence*).
WHY THE IMPOSITION OF ASHES? WHAT IS LENT?
- WHAT IS LENT?
- THE IMPOSITION OF ASHES: SYMBOL OF PENANCE
- WHAT ARE THE MEANS TO HAVE A FRUITFUL LENTEN JOURNEY?
- IMPORTANT FACTS: WHAT IS CONSIDERED FASTING? WHO HAS THE DISPENSATION FROM FASTING AND ABSTINENCE
“Return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning; rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord, your God. For gracious and merciful is he, slow to anger, rich in kindness, and relenting in punishment (Joel 2:12).”
These are the words we read in the liturgical rite of the imposition of ashes during this day which marks the beginning of the Lent.
1. WHAT IS LENT?
“Lent” (from Latin word “Quadragesima” meaning 40th) denotes the 40 weekdays of spiritual preparation for Our Lord’s Paschal Mystery (Passion, Death and Resurrection) which…
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