Lent is a forty-day period of fasting before Easter. It is a time when the Church journeys with Christ through his forty-day fast in the wilderness that prepared him for his ministry and death.
The focus of Lent is fourfold:
The forty days of Lent start on Ash Wednesday, February 14th and end on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter. Each Sunday during Lent is a break in the fast. Just as The Plant celebrates community together on Sundays with worship, the break in the fast each week is a reminder that the somberness of Lent that culminates in Good Friday led to a joyous celebration of Christ's resurrection on Easter Sunday.