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Know Chocolate for Lent

Did you know that no fewer than seven popes made pronouncements on chocolate, all agreeing that it doesn't break the lenten fast?  Use this fun and meaningful resource to engage adults, children, and families in your program this Lent!

This resource uses the growing and manufacturing process of chocolate as a metaphor for the growth of faith and discipleship in the Christian life while guiding participants through Lent, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. Lent is an appropriate time for reflection and study so that believers comprehend the significance of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Know Chocolate for Lent helps the entire parish reflect on the significance of the gifts that they often take for granted—the gift of chocolate and the gift of faith. Through their participation, people of all ages will experience the connections between the growing process of chocolate and the growing process of being a Christian. They will connect God’s gift of the rainforest and God’s gift of the church. In addition, they will understand that what they often take for granted—whether it is chocolate or faith—is much more satisfying when they know the story behind the traditions they celebrate.