Closer Walk, Better Lives, Rice Bowl

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Of all seasons, Lent holds a unique place at Catholic Relief Services.

It's a time when we see the faithful voluntarily make sacrifices in recognition of what many people experience as a permanent fact of life. It's a season set aside by the Church to help us walk more closely with God.

What you give up for Lent changes lives.
What you give up for Lent changes lives.
What a source of encouragement to see where that walk leads.

For 40 years, we have offered CRS Rice Bowl as a way to walk with Catholics in the United States. By providing reflections, stories about the people we serve, recipes for simple meals and opportunities for sacrificial giving, CRS Rice Bowl helps deepen our understanding of how fundamental our faith is to how we view the world.

And for 40 years, Catholics in the United States have participated in CRS Rice Bowl as a part of their Lenten tradition to serve their poorest brothers and sisters at home and overseas. They deepen their relationship with God by serving the "least of these."

We hope you join us this Lent with CRS Rice Bowl. For the first time, you can keep Lent close with our new Rice Bowl mobile app. Read daily reflections, track your sacrifices, get recipes and meet the people whose lives you have helped transform.

Let's walk together with God and see the positive difference Lent makes in our lives and in lives around the world.