Deacon-structing the Catechumenate Part 2: Rite of Election
Last week, we spoke about how Lent doesn’t just have a penitential character, but also a baptismal character. I hope that if you didn’t already know the date of your baptism, you went to find out. We should all know the date of our baptism.
Part of the reason that Lent has a baptismal character is because Lent is leading us towards Easter. Easter is a time when we renew our baptismal commitment and so Lent is a time to prepare for that. This is why at the Easter Vigil, traditionally, catechumens, those preparing to enter the Church, are received into