Wednesday Marks the Beginning of Lent

Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent.

It's 40 days long and represents finding the rhythm and balance in life.

A priest with St. Anne's Catholic Church in Wausau says people typically give up something during that time.

But that's not all Lent is about.

"It's more about this breaking our attachments, the things, the attitudes, and behaviors in life. So maybe today is much more about doing something good, rather than simply depriving yourself of some pleasure that you've had in the past," says Fr. Steve Brice.

Some Christians mark the start of Lent by getting ashes on their foreheads.

Fr. Brice says ashes remind us that we all have a limited time here on Earth and to treasure the days we have.

The season of Lent comes to an end on Easter.

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