The liturgical season of Lent begins tomorrow on Ash Wednesday. Our group discussed  the history of the season, what it means to Catholics today, and some tips on prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Last Sunday, all catechumens (those waiting for baptism) and candidates (those waiting for full recognition as Catholics) participated in the Rite of Sending. Catechumens signed the Book of the Elect and the entire group was “sent” for recognition by the Bishop. The Rite of Election will happen  Saturday, February 16, at Holy Family Cathedral in Orange with Bishop Kevin Vann. So what is “divine election?”  Listen to the recording to find out!

Click below to hear the recording.

[audio:http://stedward.com/Videos/SeekingFaith/Lent_and_Divine_Election_2013.mp3]