Year 132° - March 2020

Lent: a time of healing

Fr. Chino Biscontin

It is instructive to see how Lent has gradually been formed under the impetus of a vigorous ecclesial faith. Since the second century we have evidence of preparation for Easter celebrations through a period of fasting. But it was in the fourth century, first in the East and then in the West, that the “forty days” acquired their own structure. They are full of biblical symbolism: forty days of the…

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