Lent is a time of introspection, repentance and spiritual renewal.

Lasting approximately 40 days, it mirrors Jesus Christ’s 40 days of fasting in the desert.

We use this period as an opportunity to draw closer to God through prayer, fasting and acts of charity.

By sacrificing indulgences and worldly distractions, we seek to deepen our relationship with God and grow in holiness.

Lent encourages self-discipline, reflection on one’s sins and a commitment to living out the Gospel more fully. It’s a time for us to focus on our spiritual journey, to repent for past wrongs, and to prepare our hearts to fully embrace the joy of Easter and the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, and he was in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals and angels attended him. – Mark 1:12-13