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Lent may once again don its public mask
"The article offers information about the relevance and observance of Lent by American Catholics in the U.S. Other topics being mentioned include the decline of Lenten observances and practices among many Catholics as well as strong indications that the Catholic community is expressing a renewed interest in Lenten observance..."
Thirsting for Lent
"The article discusses the author's suggestion to focus attention on water during the Lenten season..."
Lent | BBC
"Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ's sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days. Lent is marked by fasting, both from food and festivities ..."
After the flaw
"The author reflects on the significance of Lent. He discusses the need for Catholics to take firm hold of their flaws, no matter how big or small. He shows that Lent is necessarily for Catholics or Christians, or those who believe in God or saints, but also for those people who take time to name their wrongs. Practices for Lent, particularly acknowledging one's flaws and sins, are suggested ... "
A mercy-filled Lent
"The article recommends doing corporal works of mercy during the Lenten season. In February 2014, Pope Francis released his Lenten message suggesting a more deliberate approach to sacrifice during the season. Examples of corporal works of mercy are feeding the hungry, clothing the naked and sheltering the homeless. Also discussed is the importance of corporal works to Catholics.."
"The author comments on the practices associated with the commemoration of the Lenten season and its correlation on religious freedom. The topics discussed include the difference between free will and spiritual freedom and the ways on how evangelical counsels can assist in understanding and grasping freedom that is redeemed during Lent..."
"Mentioned in some of the earliest known Christian documents, this season has always been connected with the celebration of Easter. The term is taken from the Middle English word Lenten, and concepts surrounding it are also perforce associated with spring or the vernal equinox..."