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By Philip Kosloski, Aleteia, 02/17/21

Lent has many signs, symbols and practices that are used to communicate important spiritual truths.

Lent is a beautiful season in the Catholic Church, one associated with many different signs, symbols and practices that are used in the liturgy to draw us deeper into the mysteries celebrated.

Here are 10 such symbols, with links to articles that explain each in detail.

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