What Are Some Creative Ways to Enter Into Lent?

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Today, Fr. Josh answers a comment from Amy P.: “I think we can do other things besides “giving up” something. Why don’t we GIVE something for Lent? Giving is also a sacrifice of sorts. For me, l need to give more of my time to God. I haven’t been in prayer enough or in the word of God enough. I’m asking God to help me do this because he is more than worth my all. He created me and he has done different things to make me pay more attention. Please pray for me that I will be more focused on him.”

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The Ascension Lenten Companion combines inspirational video presentations, Scripture, daily meditations, and prayer prompts to create a powerful prayer experience that will take you deeper in your relationship with Jesus and help you and your parish have a more peaceful and prayerful Lent. 

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Meet Fr. Josh Johnson

While Fr. Josh was raised Catholic, he didn’t like the Church growing up. Then, one day in adoration, he fell in love with Jesus and received the call to become a priest.

Now, Fr. Josh is the Vocations Director of the Diocese of Baton Rouge in Louisiana. He is a presenter in four of Ascension’s programs: Altaration, YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body, The 99, and Connected: Catholic Social Teaching for This Generation, as well as the author of Broken and Blessed: An Invitation to My Generation, Pocket Guide to Adoration, and co-author of Pocket Guide to Reconciliation.