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In February's podcast the St. George's, Maple Ridge ministry team chat with the Revernd Jessica Schaap about the origins, purpose and practice of Lent.

Jessica is the Missioner for Christian Formation at the Diocese of New Westminster in Vancouver. She describes Lent as the Springtime for the Soul.

We discuss a few different questions…

  • What is Lent?
  • What does it mean?
  • How did it all start?
  • Isn’t it kind of depressing?
  • Do I have to give something up?
  • How do I decide what to do?
  • Can my kids do Lent?
  • Whats the significance of the colour purple in lent?

You can listen to or watch the podcast here or on your favourite podcasts app.