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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Everything Lent

Please bookmark this post and/or share it via email, Facebook, Twitter, etc using the links at the bottom of this post.  This post is a collection of all of my past posts for Lent.  This is meant to be a guide for you to find prayers, devotions, and liturgical information for this holy season.

Q: Why are the forty days called Lent?

A: They are called Lent because that is the Old English word for spring, the season of the year during which they fall. This is something unique to English. In almost all other languages its name is a derivative of the Latin term , or 'the forty days'. Lent is a time in the Church year lasting forty days (excluding Sundays) from Ash Wednesday to Holy Thursday. It is a period of penance leading up to the joy of Easter.

Words to contemplate throughout Lent: "All things, even humiliation and death, help to save us."

General Lenten Information:

Ways to improve your Lent
The Origin of Lent
The Purpose of Lent according to Monsignor Massimo Camisasca
What should I give up for Lent?
Fasting and Abstinence Rules
Why do we fast? St. Thomas Aquinas Explains
The Real Presence Association's Suggestions for Lent
Should holy water be removed during Lent?
Book Recommendations
Laetare Sunday (4th Sunday of Lent) 
10 Traditional Catholic Charities: Almsgiving During Lent
Lenten Embertide Fast
Each Feria Day in Lent has a Proper Mass
Holy Communion in Lent: The Most Pleasing to God


Fat Tuesday Prayer
Ash Wednesday Prayer
General Lent Prayer
Prayer to Our Lord Jesus Crucified
Stational Churches
Prayer for Avoiding sin
Lenten Prayer II
Prayer before a Crucifix
Stations of the Cross
Prayer for the Grace of the Passion
Prayer in the Steps of the Passion
Lenten Prayer of St. Ephraim
Pope Benedict XVI's words:

The 2007 Lenten theme and message
The 2006 Lenten theme and message
Our journey "in the shadows"
Ash Wednesday Audience

Ash Wednesday:

What is Ash Wednesday and what are the rules of this day?
Ash Wednesday Prayer
Ash Wednesday Traditional Mass Propers
Holy Week:

Top Ten Suggestions for Holy Week
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday Traditional Mass Propers
Spy Wednesday - Wednesday before Holy Thursday
Holy Thursday

Good Friday:

Good Friday information
Good Friday Prayer
Pope Benedict XVI's Good Friday service (2006)
Homily For Passion Sunday by Bishop Antoine Godeau
Good Friday Reproaches (Popule Meus) 
Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to St. John (in Gregorian Chant)  

Traditional Good Friday Liturgy:  

Good Friday Liturgy - Part I
Good Friday Liturgy - Part II


"The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ"
Cardinal George of Chicago - his Lenten message (2006)
St. Benedict's Words on Lent
St. Leo the Great's Words on Lent
St. Leo the Great's Words on Charity
Advice from the St. Andrew Daily Missal
Pope Benedict XIV (1714) on the Strictness of Lent


Isaiah 53:11b-12
Isaiah 53:4-6

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del_button March 4, 2007 at 1:27 AM
RobK said...

I think it is great that you posted all of this MB!

del_button February 9, 2008 at 7:14 AM
JC4JC said...

Some readers who are involved in music ministry may also be interested in some suitable songs for lent for which you don't have to pay copyright (as they are released under a Creative Commons Share-Alike-Attribution license):
The Colour of Jesus
Hey Lord (I can't do this without You)
That World is Empty
Lord, Increase my Faith
Your Kingdom Come
And for the veneration of the cross on Good Friday:

del_button February 19, 2010 at 11:14 AM
joan said...

The music linked in the comments does not seem sacred and beautiful,nor the kind of music that should be at Mass.It would something like this found at:

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