As early as the third century, St. Irenaeus discussed Lenten preparation for Easter, talking about what the “forefathers” in faith, meaning the apostles, did to prepare for Easter. However, in […]
6 reasons why I ‘hate’ Lent (A tongue-in-cheek look at Lent)
This morning, my 10-year-old showed me an infographic on Lent. An infographic. On Lent. There’s nothing quite like the innocence of a child and an illustrated guide to fasting and […]
Think fast! It’s Lent
What is Lent? Derived from the word lencten, which is Anglo-Saxon for springtime, Lent is the 40-day season of preparation prior to Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday.
Fasting for Lent: 11 ideas for what kids & teens can give up
Fasting and abstinence are the practice of giving up something good (for example, eating meat or watching television) in order to turn away from sin and draw closer to God. […]
Why we pray, fast and give alms during Lent
Lent is a time to prepare for Easter, but why do we pray, fast and give alms during it? Those acts prepare us, mind and body, for the sacrifice of Lent. Head over to the web site for ideas to make praying, fasting and giving important parts of your family Lent.