Here’s what some of the most beloved saints did during Lent.

St. John Paul II | Gave away something he needed.

“Going without things does not consist only of giving away what we do not need; sometimes it also consists of giving away what we do need, like the widow in the Gospel who knew that what she was giving away was already a gift to her from God.” – St. John Paul II

St. Francis of Assisi | Spent time alone in prayer and contemplation while fasting.

“…St. Francis remained alone; and there being no habitation into which he could retire… and in this shelter he disposed himself to prayer and to the contemplation of heavenly things. And he remained there the whole of Lent, without eating or drinking, except the half of one of those little loaves.” – Fioretti di San Francesco ….

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