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Preparing to Keep a Holy Lent :: Lenten Plans

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Advent and Christmas have only just come and gone, but believe it or not Lent is only 2 weeks away!

I have been in planning mode since just a bit after Christmas, trying to order my home and make lessons to ensure that the season is really lived and savored. While I do have a few new traditions I hope to add to our family this year,  here is a look at what helped to make the season memorable for our family last year.

My hope is that they will bless you and your family as we approach the penitential season and await the resurrection of the Lord!

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Decorating for Lent :: Lenten Mantel

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Awaiting the Resurrection :: Lenten Lamb of God Countdown Calendar


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Books for the Journey :: Lenten Book Basket

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Spring Cleaning Our Hearts and Homes During Lent :: 40 Bags in 40 Days

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Ash Wednesday :: Copywork (FREE Printable)

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Ash Wednesday :: Burying Alleluia


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Chocolate Crown of Thorns Tutorial


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Salt Dough Crown of Thorns Tutorial


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Sacrificial Bean Jar


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Giving Alms for Children

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Stations of the Cross for Children


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Stations of the Cross Box Preschool Montessori Printable Cards


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Palm Sunday


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La Toquette :: Pocking Eggs


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Alleluia! He is RISEN!

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Already have plans in mind for the Lenten season? Share how you will Keep a Holy Lent with all of us in the comments!

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Celebrating Lent: Burying Alleluia

Throughout the entire Lenten season, Alleluia does not grace our lips.It is intentionally left out of the liturgy. It’s disappearance allows us to concentrate on the penitential tone of Lent until its reemergence on Easter morn. It is then that it is sung like a new song: “Alleluia! He is risen!”

On Ash Wednesday, our family buries Alleluia,

along with the writings of the Lenten sacrifices we all plan to make. It is placed in a purple bag,

and then hidden away. It will reappear on the mantel on Easter morning.

It’s a simple, quiet little way to help the children understand the importance of that third day.

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Searching for ways to engage your children this Lenten season?

Take a peek here to find other ways we celebrate the Lenten season in our home.

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