Lent illuminates our need for God. Our little sacrifices remind us of our weak human nature and our struggle to develop virtues. Catholics the world over devote more time in prayer this season. Some have found in Lent a new opportunity to abstain from the variety of activities that have turned them from Christian living. Still others use the 40 days for greater almsgiving in their parishes or as a time to donate more of their income to charitable organizations.
Lent also affords parents an opportunity to deepen their unique role within the family by sacrificing their time, treasure and talent for their children
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