Beginning of Lent – by definition

thDefinition: Lent is a 40-day period of preparation for Easter Sunday and one of the major liturgical seasons of the Catholic Church. A penitential season marked by prayer, fasting and abstinence, and almsgiving, Lent begins on either Ash Wednesday (for Latin Rite Catholics and those Protestants who observe Lent) or Clean Monday (for Eastern Rite Catholics and Eastern Orthodox) and ends on either Holy Thursday or Holy Saturday. (For more details, see When Does Lent End?)Stay up to date on the latest Catholicism news and learn more about the Catholic Faith. Sign up for our free newsletter today!

FAQs About Lent:

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