In the Catholic Faith, this season is one of the important time to re-celebrate the life of Jesus. The Faithful undertake various practices that reflect their values as an individual Catholic and believer of Christ, the Redeemer of their sins.
“Lent becomes a privileged time: (i) a time of repentance where we humbly recognize our weaknesses and sinfulness before God and one another, and (ii) a time of belief where we joyfully affirm our faith in God, the One source of our strength and our forgiveness. In this Lenten journey, the invitation to return to the Lord is specifically addressed to the whole heart (Joel 2:12), meaning, the person in his totality – mind, heart and body.”
Good Friday – Commemorating the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ:
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Christians across the globe celebrate Easter Sunday, where the replica of the cross that Jesus was crucified on and his resurrection are important symbols of Christian Faith. Many Americans and cultures across the world illustrate their celebratory events with decorated real eggs, chocolate eggs, materials that are made of rabbits, lambs, and or hares. Stores carry various forms of chocolates and candies in the shape of an egg.. Abundance of Easter Lilies are also available in many supermarkets and flower shops. And many designs of Easter cakes across bake shops. Easter is one of the most vibrant celebrations during the Spring Season in the United States.