Where did the season of Lent originate? How did it begin?

Fr. Mike Schmitz, chaplain for Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota–Duluth, as well as the director of the Office of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth, takes on the topic of Lent through the lens of scripture.

“Just about any question you might have about Lent is answered in this video. Fr. Mike explains where the observance of Lent came from (the Bible), clarifies why Catholics observe the season, and shares how it can make a difference in our lives,” reads the video description.

What the video here for all the answers:

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Fr. Mike Schmitz’s video series is courtesy of Ascension Presents.