Lent spans 40 days, starting on Ash Wednesday and ending at sundown on Holy Thursday. It serves as a preparatory season for the celebration of the Lord's Resurrection at Easter. Throughout Lent, believers engage in prayer, fasting, and almsgiving as spiritual disciplines. Prayer involves seeking the Lord through the reading of Sacred Scripture, while almsgiving emphasizes service through charitable acts. Fasting encourages self-control, prompting a deeper inner conversion of the heart, aligning with Christ's will. Beyond abstaining from luxuries, Lent calls for a genuine transformation as individuals strive to follow Christ more faithfully. It's a time to reflect on our baptismal commitment, recalling the transformative waters in which we were baptized into Christ's death, liberated from sin, and embarked on a new life in Christ. In 2024, several notable saints have their feast days during Lent, providing additional opportunities for contemplation and inspiration. Some of these saints include St. Patrick, St. Joseph, St. Dismas and St. Katharine Drexel.