Lent – Jesus on a mission

When is Lent in 2011? Lent in 2011 will start on Wednesday, the 9th of March and will continue for 46 days until Saturday, the 23rd of April. In Western Christianity Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes on Holy Saturday.

 Pieta Bruegel image of Lent

The six Sundays in Lent are not counted among the forty days of lent because each Sunday represents a “mini-Easter“, a celebration of Jesus’ victory over sin and death.

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