The Truth: You are loved. You are Beautiful. You have a purpose.

What is Lent?

  • a solemn religious observance
  • a time of preparation through fasting and prayer
  • a time of self-examination, reflection and meditation
  • a reminder of the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness, being tempted by Satan, before he began Jesus began his public ministry.
  • 40 days, not including Sundays
  • the 6 weeks leading up to Easter
  • from Ash Wednesday to the night before Easter Sunday
  • Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word, lencten, which means lengthening, as in the gradual increasing of the day length in the spring

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