Catholic Lenten fasting for children, teach kids why giving up for Lent is healthy

On Ash Wednesday, Catholic and Orthodox Christians begin the penitential season of Lent. During this 40-day period, we follow Christ’s temptation in the desert. The Lenten season ends with Holy Week, the Easter Triduum of Christ's passion, death and resurrection. During Lent we fast in imitation of Jesus's sufferings. We practice abstinence. Here are tips for Christian parents to teach kids what to give up for Lent, how to fast. and why we do it.Catholic Lenten fasting for children, teach kids why, what to give up for Lent - Grand Rapids Holidays |


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