Lent 2021

Lent in the Basilica of St Anthony 2021

Pope Francis has addressed the following message to all Christians on the occasion of the 2021 Lent season, a time of conversion and penitence in preparation for Easter: 

“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem” (Mt 20:18)
Lent: a Time for Renewing Faith, Hope and Love

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

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Wednesday 17 February – beginning of Lent

February 17 – Ash Wednesday – marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period which prepares us for the Easter festival. This Lenten period is an invitation to conversion, penitence and prayer.

This year the ancient Ashes liturgy will undergo some changes laid out by the Vatican through the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Here they are one by one:

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