St Mary of Mt Carmel School

425 Central Avenue, Long Prairie, Minnesota — 320-357-0813

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What is Lent?

Lent is the season of preparation for Easter. It starts on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter, lasting for 40 days (not counting Sundays). We prepare for Easter by fasting and practicing spiritual discipline during this time – to reflect on His sacrifices. Basically, Lent is a time for “spring cleaning” our lives while giving thanks to God and strengthening our relationship with Him.