Lent Calendar 2024

40 Days of Lent

There are special times of the year when the global Church is recognizing and celebrating the same event or season. Lent is one of those times. It's amazing to consider the beauty of practicing an age-old discipline of fasting and waiting for Easter with other sisters and brothers around the world.

So what is Lent?
Lent is the 40 days (not including Sundays) from Ash Wednesday to the Saturday before Easter. Lent is often described as a time of preparation and an opportunity to go deeper with God. This means that we can use it for personal reflection to prepare our hearts and minds for Easter.

We created a calendar for every day of Lent to give you some ideas for how to be intentional about your time. Each week there will be a specific focus, with daily inspiration for how to practice it. You'll notice that the weeks on the calendar start on Wednesday, this is because Lent starts on Ash Wednesday (Feb 14). Every week, you can choose to write down a reflection for your week - this could be a question, a verse, a thought, etc. that you'd like to keep on your mind. There is also space to write down three prayers for your week.

Every Wednesday is designated as a church-wide fasting day. You can choose to do a traditional fast and not eat, or you can give up something else during this time. We will observe the Biblical fast of sunrise to sunset.

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