The key to understanding the meaning of Lent is simple:


--preparing for Baptism

or renewing your baptismal commitment .

Information about Lent

You Don't Know Jack about Lent.

Watch another video about the practices of Lent.

If Lent is 40 days, why are there 46 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter?

Lenten Practices

You might want to try a carbon fast this Lent.

And here is a YouTube about the purpose of fasting.

Find some very practical and refreshing ideas for your family Lent.

Find 40 ideas from great authors.

Ideas for Lent from Good Ground Press.

Want some great ideas for practicing a generous Lent?

Student, try some Odd Lent Ideas shown here.

Lenten Calendars

The Rice Bowl offers a calendar of ideas and weekly recipes.

Try this unique Greek Lenten Calendar

This Lenten calendar follows a path for kids to color.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has a calendar.

Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross are a favorite Lenten prayer.

Here are the Stations of the Cross by Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl.

This version of the stations of the cross for children is printable.

Lenten Foods

Pretzels are a meaningful Lenten food and they have a long and twisted history.

Here is a recipe for super easy soft pretzels from tube bread sticks,

but you won't want to use the egg and the dip.

Hot Cross Buns are a meaningful food for Holy Week.

Make your own using a recipe from the web or use your favorite scone recipe.

Hot cross buns, a European stable on Good Friday, are made of sweet, spiced dough with icing shaped in the form of a cross. They were commonly distributed to the poor, and even considered a blessing against sickness and house fires. Do you remember this:

Hot cross buns. Hot cross buns.

One a penny, two a penny. Hot cross buns

If your daughter won't eat them give them to your son

One a penny, two a penny. Hot cross buns

Now continue on to Holy Week.