Lent is the time in the liturgical year leading up to the glory of Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday when we, as Catholics, give alms, pray more, and fast. Marist will honor Lent in a variety of ways.
Please note that Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, all Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. For members of the Roman Catholic Church, the discipline of fasting is obligatory from age 18 through age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The discipline concerning abstinence from meat is binding upon Catholics from age 14 onwards. Meat is not served from the cafeteria on these days.
Lenten Events (Due to COVID, some of our annual practices cannot be held, but we will still honor this holy season.)
- Ash Wednesday Distribution of Ashes will take place throughout the day on February 17 in the chapel. All students will attend.
- Marist Young Adults and Youth are offering a daily reflection via text through Lent. Sign up here.
Here are some resources to enrich your Lenten season:
40 Prayers in 40 Days
Sisters of Mercy Lenten Blog
25 Great Things You Can Do For Lent
Ignatian Spirituality Lenten Resources
Archdiocese of Chicago