The Lenten season begins tomorrow (Wednesday) with Ash Wednesday, and lasts through Holy Week, which culminates with Easter on April 12th.
A number of religions observe Lent, including Anglicans, Lutherans, and Eastern Orthodox followers. For Roman Catholics, the basics of Lent are prayer, fasting and alms-giving. And, as part of that, certain things are required – fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, for instance, and abstaining from meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays during the season.
But Monsignor Richard Soseman of Peru says Lent doesn’t have to just be about subtraction.
Soseman says there’s a certain beauty to the Lenten season.
Check your church’s website or Facebook page for Ash Wednesday and Stations of the Cross times.