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The Annual Observance of Lent . . .

…. is a special season through its twofold theme of repentance and baptism, the season of Lent disposes both the catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the Paschal Mystery.  Catechumens are led to the sacraments by means of initiation the rite of election, the scrutinies and catechesis.  The faithful, listening more intently to the word of God, and devoting themselves to prayer, are prepared through a spirit of repentance to renew their baptismal promises.   (Ceremonies of Bishops, 249). 

 

Lent stimulates us to let the Word of God penetrate our life and in this way to know the fundamental truth: who we are, where we come from, where we must go, what path we must take in life….
Pope Benedict XVI