Welcome everyone to my Sunday’s Lenten season post. 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 considered to be a spiritual season of calm; of reflection about the meaning of human life; of repentance for the errors and sins of humankind; of rejecting the temptations the world always offers; and also as a time to help the next person, be it neighbor or stranger, with actions of mercy and charity.
What are the rules for Lent? Catholics will avoid meat, including beef, pork, chicken, ham, and lamb, on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and other Fridays during Lent. However, fish and animal products like eggs and milk are allowed. They do not eat meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and other Fridays during Lent as an act of penance
I am taking an online class on Facebook:
Lenten Challenge, we will make a mixed media art banner each week of Lent. And each week will have a focus word to keep in mind when creating your banner. Reflect, Repent, Remember, Recognize, Relate, Recall, Regret & Rejoice. It’s a wonderful way to contemplate the meaning of Lent.https://www.facebook.com/groups/1037994743352971