Lent calls us to almsgiving, fasting and prayer. We express almsgiving in our support for Trócaire and other organizations that help the poor. Fasting is lived out on Ash Wednesday and on Good Friday. Abstinence on Fridays during Lent (and throughout the whole year) gives us an ideal opportunity to deny ourselves in order to gather alms for others. The third call of Lent is to prayer. Some people try to come to daily Mass, others pray the Stations of the Cross, the family rosary, or some other prayer at home.
The corona virus crisis will not stop prayer!
It’s not too late to take up a new challenge this Lent.