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Lent 2018
Lent

What is Lent?

Pope Francis

Lent, the Christian season of repentance and remembrance, begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14.

  • Why do Catholics fast and give things up during Lent?
  • Why are there ashes on Ash Wednesday and palms on Palm Sunday?
  • When does Lent end?

Find the answers to these and other frequently asked questions in this guide.

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