The 40-day period of Lent, which began on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Thursday, represents the time Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ spent in the wilderness enduring temptation and preparing to start His ministry.
As Catholics, the Lenten period is a time of fasting, repentance and making preparations for Easter. It is also a period to reflect and focus on deepening our relationship with God through sacrifices (giving up those things that we love). We generally try to live a healthier lifestyle and there are many foods that we can incorporate into our Lenten diet.
This Lent, be sure to try the following: