Everything You Need to Know About Lent and When is Lent 2022, 2023, 2024 and further years. Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday.
What is Lent and When is Lent?
Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday.
When is Lent 2022
Lent 2022 begin on Wednesday, March 2 and ends on Thursday, April 14, 2022
When is Lent 2023
Lent 2023 begin on Wednesday, February 22 and ends on Thursday, April 6, 2023
When is Lent 2024
Lent 2024 begin on Wednesday, February 14 and ends on Thursday, March 28, 2024
When is Lent 2025
Lent 2025 begin on Wednesday, March 5 and ends on Thursday, April 17, 2025
Lent 2021 began on Wednesday, February 17 and ends on Thursday, April 1, 2021
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When is Ash Wednesday
Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It’s a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms; and we practice self-control through fasting.
We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent, but to a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ’s will more faithfully. We recall the waters of baptism in which we were also baptized into Christ’s death, died to sin and evil, and began new life in Christ.
Many know of the tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent, but we are also called to practice self-discipline and fast in other ways throughout the season. Contemplate the meaning and origins of the Lenten fasting tradition in this reflection.
In addition, the giving of alms is one way to share God’s gifts—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents. As St. John Chrysostom reminds us: “Not to enable the poor to share in our goods is to steal from them and deprive them of life. The goods we possess are not ours, but theirs.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2446).
In Lent, the baptized are called to renew their baptismal commitment as others prepare to be baptized through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, a period of learning and discernment for individuals who have declared their desire to become Catholics.