Easter Lent

Why is it called Lent?

Easter Lent is a very special period to become closer more and more to God . Thinking of the 40 days Lent of our Jesus let us to think more deeper .These are 40 days of tolerance , Praise God like all the year and to love each other more and more. Lent s an old English word meaning ‘lengthen’. Lent is observed in spring, when the days begin to get longer.Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter , Beginning on Ash Wednesday. Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days. Lent is marked by fasting, both from food and festivities.

Matthew 6:16-18
When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.