Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Lent and Ash Wednesday

Don't forget to go to Ash Wednesday Mass or Service tomorrow.  It is a wonderful part of the Church season of Lent.  It reminds us that this is our temporary home and that we are meant to be with Our Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven someday.

If you would like to do some reading on Ash Wednesday and Lent, please see the following:

On the traditions of Ash Wednesday:

Catholic Encyclopedia on Lent:  http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09152a.htm
Meaning of Lent:  http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/religion/re0527.html

I found a terrific article on Lent and the Catholic traditions, such as fasting and abstinence:  http://www.catholicbible101.com/lentenfasting.htm

Why do Catholics Abstain?  Go here:  http://www.cuf.org/Faithfacts/details_view.asp?ffID=61

Beyond Lent (from a friend's blog):  http://cathapol.blogspot.com/2006/03/fasting-and-lent.html

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