Easter is the celebration of Christ’s Resurrection, and is considered the most important feast of the liturgical year. We prepare for Easter during Lent, a period of 40 days of fasting and prayer, starting on Ash Wednesday and concluding on Holy Thursday. Useful books and materials on Lent and the Easter season will help you to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for Christ’s ultimate sacrifice and supreme act of love and mercy for each and every one of us. Divine Mercy Sunday is celebrated on the Octave of Easter (the Sunday after Easter Sunday) so you can include the Divine Mercy in your Easter preparation.

If you are looking for a place to help you gain a better understanding of the practices, duties, and important days during lent, refresh your brain with Lenten Season 101. To help you better prepare for Easter we encourage you to prayerfully consider these Meditations for Holy Week. Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday and culminates with Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday.