U.S. bishops’ website has Lenten resources

Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A variety of resources to help Catholics observe Lent is available through the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ website: www.usccb.org/lent.

The theme of this year’s Lenten resources is “Raise Up, Sacrifice, Offer,”which includes daily suggestions for reading, reflection, prayer and action.

The traditional downloadable reflection calendar, with quotes from Pope Francis, Scripture and church fathers, is in both English and Spanish.

The daily suggestions and downloadable calendar offer teachings and suggestions for taking an active approach to the three traditional pillars of Lenten observance: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. The website includes facts about saints whose feast days or memorials are during Lent, a reflection on fasting, information on rediscovering the sacrament of penance and a section on Holy Week observances.

The USCCB also has created an accompanying video reflecting on Lent for sharing on social media.Lent began on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, and will conclude at sunset on Holy Thursday, March 29, when the Paschal Triduum begins. The three days of the Triduum last from sunset on Holy Thursday to sunset on Easter Sunday, which will be celebrated on April 1.

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