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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

* Lent is mostly observed for 40 days.

* It commemorates the 40 days during which Jesus spent fasting in the desert where he endured temptation

* During Lent, many of the faithful give up certain types of luxuries such as yaqona, alcohol or meat

* Its purpose is the preparation of the believer through prayer, penance, repentance of sins, almsgiving, atonement and self-denial

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