Bénédictines de Sainte Bathilde

The Lent "Revenez à moi..."

mardi 3 mars 2020

Seigneur, avec toi nous irons au désert ... ! The season of Lent prepares us for Easter, the greatest feast of the Liturgical year. The first Christian communities organised all their celebrations around the main feast of Easter. Slowly, over the years, it was felt that the celebration of Easter had to be organised in a very special manner, by setting aside a few days of prayer and fasting as an immediate preparation for such an important feast.

It was at the Easter Vigil that catechumens received the sacraments of Christian Initiation and the Christian community joined them during those days of preparation. Eventually, the time of preparation was prolonged until il reached the symbolic "40 days", recalling the 40 days in the desert of Jesus.

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday with the imposition of ashes and ends on Holy Thursday afternoon. May the living God help us during these 40 days and prepare us for the Holy Easter !

"Parole du Seigneur : Revenez à moi de tout votre coeur, dans le jeûne, les larmes et le deuil !" Joël 2,12 "Repent sincerely and return to me with fasting and weeping and mourning, says the Lord"

Let’s pray the Lord :

Grant, O Lord, that we may begin with holy fasting this campaign of Christian service, so that as we take up battle against spiritual evils, we may be armed with weapons of self-restraint. Through our Lord J.C

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