Lent: an opportunity not to be missed!

Fr Mario Attard OFM Cap

Lent is a season of repentance, prayer and fasting. The season lasts for forty days beginning with Ash Wednesday and ending with Easter. This year’s Lent will be starting on March 1st and shall end on Saturday 15 April.

As The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us, “by the solemn forty days of Lent the Church unites herself each year to themystery of Jesus in the desert” (no. 540). Thus, as Pope Francis rightly points out in the Lenten Message for this year, “Lent is a favorable season for deepening our spiritual life through the means of sanctification offered us by the Church: fasting, prayer and almsgiving. At the basis of everything is the word of God, which during this season we are invited to hear and ponder more deeply”. Continue reading “Lent: an opportunity not to be missed!”