Welcome to this page dedicated to the Season of Lent.
Lent is the 40-day season of preparation for Easter that ends on Holy Thursday, three days before Easter Sunday. During Lent, Catholics recall their baptism and do penance – fasting, prayer, and almsgiving as they commemorate the death and resurrection of Christ.
In order to help you prepare for the celebration of Easter, you will find in this section different liturgical and community resources such as the commentary of the Gospels of each of the Lent Sundays, the online retreats, and much more… We also invite you to visit our COVID-19 page for more resources and to live this Easter time at home in prayer.
Here are some videos introducing Gospel commentaries for each Sunday of Lent.
First Sunday of Lent : MT 4:1-11
Second Sunday of Lent: MT 17:1-9
Third Sunday of Lent: JN 4:5-42
Fourth Sunday of Lent: JN 9:1-41
Fifth Sunday of Lent: JN 11:1-45
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion: MT 21:1-11 and MT 26:14—27:66
This year for Lent, Archbishop Christian Lépine explains to us why we should fast.
This year, Pope Francis invites the faithful to embrace the paschal mystery as the basis for conversion. Click on the link below to see the entire message of the Holy Father for Lent 2020.