On Ash Wednesday, season of Lent begins
Catholics around the world received ashes on their heads as a sign of the start of Lent. CatholicPhilly.com presents a special section on the Lenten season with resources to help people pray, fast and give alms to the poor.
Confessions are expanded in parishes during Lent
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is encouraging each of the 219 parishes to provide more opportunities for the sacrament of penance and reconciliation by scheduling it every Wednesday of Lent from 7 to 8 p.m.
Pope Francis’ message for Lent 2015
Read the Holy Father's letter for Lent with the theme "Make your hearts firm."
Spiritual resources for Lent
The following online resources may aid in Catholics' spiritual journey during the 40 days of Lent.
From Ashes to Glory
This weekly online retreat based on the Examen from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola invites you to take up the practice of reflecting on your day, its gifts and graces, and the progress you are making in life with Christ.
Praying Lent: Ash Wednesday
A daily meditation courtesy of Creighton Online Ministries.