Lent at St. Anthony's
The Church Year,
which makes present and portrays anew the life of Christ,
is mankind's greatest work of art;
and God has acknowledged it
and allows it year after year,
always granting it new light, as though one were encountering it for the first time.
Jochen Klepper (1903-1942)
The annual observance if Lent
is the special season for the ascent to the holy mountain of Easter.
Through its twofold theme of repentance and baptism,
the season of Lent disposes both the catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery.
New Christians are led to the sacraments of initiation ...
and all the faithful, listening more intently to the Word of God
and devoting themselves to prayer,
are prepared through a spirit of repentance to renew their baptismal promises."
The Ceremonial of Bishops, §249