Monday, February 20, 2012

Lent 2012

  • The 40 days of Lent that lead to Easter are the most sacred and spiritually powerful in the Christian calendar.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • VATICAN CITY, FEB. 7, 2012 ( Here is a Vatican translation of Benedict XVIs message for Lent 2012. The message is dated Nov. 3 and was released today. Ash Wednesday falls this year on Feb. 22.
  • (Zenit)
  • Christians across the country will be taking a fresh look at Marks Gospel for the 2012 Big Read this Lent. Organisers, the Big Bible Project, are hoping to build on the success of the last two years.
  • (Christian Today)
  • A few years ago, I was introduced to Shrove Tuesday. In the Christian religion, Shrove Tuesday is the day before the start of Lent. Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter, a traditional time of giving up favorite foods and indulgences.
  • (The Post and Courier)
  • LAFAYETTE – Diocese of Lafayette Bishop Michael Jarrell has released his 2012 Lenten message: "The season of Lent is the Church's penitential season.
  • (Crowley Post-Signal)
  • STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A series of free lectures and performances is planned at St. Rita's R.C. Church for Fridays during Lent. All events begin at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 281 Bradley Ave., in Meiers Corners.
  • (Staten Island Advance)
  • CHICAGO, IL (February 10, 2011) – Two new resources for Lent written by Evangelical Covenant Church ministers have been added to the Ministry Idea Exchange (MIX) resource page.
  • (Evangelical Covenant Church)
  • February 22 is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. My dad is Italian and I grew up in a household where Catholic holiday traditions were practiced, at least, those traditions that are related to food.
  • (Denver Post)
  • The opening program of the Noon Music in Lent Series at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Camden is on Friday, February 24, 2012. From 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., Howard Walen, organist, will play a  program of music on the 50 rank Schantz pipe organ installed in 1992.
  • (VillageSoup Belfast)
  • Sacred Heart in Mt. Pleasant will host Lenten Fish Fries from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Fridays in Lent: Feb. 24, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6. Cost is $11 for adults, $10.
  • (Morning Sun)

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