Lent: A time to drink deeply of the Word of God

Lisa Johnston
St. Ambrose, one of the Church Fathers, once said that if we drink deeply of the Word of God, we will crave even more. That's exactly what Lent does — it calls the faithful to deeply take in God's Word and His love for us. This week, the Church entered the liturgical season of Lent, one of the Church's most intense penitential moments in which Catholics, reflecting upon the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert in fasting and prayer before His public ministry, draw themselves closer to Christ and deeper in their faith.

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