Participate in St. Michael’s Lent this Autumn
Seasons of fasting have breathed life into the Church for millennia. These days, most Catholics just stick to Lenten devotions but other seasons of fasting used to form an essential and consistent part of the liturgical cycle. Fasting strengthens the soul and prepares us for feasting.
St. Michael’s Lent
In the medieval church, seasonal Ember days, spring Rogation days, Lent, and Advent made up the regular fasts of the liturgical season but in the 14th century, St. Francis added another season of fasting to the Catholic calendar: St. Michael’s Lent.
While it’s never been an official season in the Church, the devotional