Lent is a 40 day season of preparation for the resurrection of Jesus. We mark this time as different through our actions. The days are counted from Ash Wednesday through the Saturday before Easter. Sundays are not counted in Lent’s 40 days.
We begin by being marked with ashes as a reminder of the uncertainty of human life. We continue throughout the 40 days by making room in our hearts and lives for Christ’s resurrection.
In this booklet, you’ll find a new practice to guide you each day on your journey. Some practices can be done on the spot, some during the day, and others will take some time and/or preparation. Traditionally, there are three pillars of Lent: praying, fasting, and alms giving, which come to us from Matthew 6:1-18.
The practices in this booklet rotate through these themes, along with additional practices that don’t fit neatly in one of those categories (“more”).
Engage with the practices when and how you can. There is no right or wrong way to do them. You are no more or less holy by doing them all or only a few. Feel free to adjust the practice of the day to better fit yourself or the members of your household.