Just as those to be baptized entered into final and intense preparation during Lent, those to be reconciled were expected to do likewise.
So those to be reconciled on Holy Thursday gathered on the Wednesday before the first Sunday of Lent.
If you want to get the full feeling of Easter then you have to go through Lent
Just when we need Lent
most, we don't know we need it.
From 1997 to 1998, the total number of borrowers of CFS Bank in LMI areas in New Jersey and New York increased approximately 380 percent, while total dollars lent
increased from approximately $26.
Then, three years ago, Mike said, "Why don't we give up TV for Lent
did not start out to be either a preparation for Easter or 40 days in duration.
There wasn't much to it, except this question, "How would you live this Lent
if you knew it were your last?
is 40 days of looking at our response, reforming it, deepening it.
One of the best things I ever did for Lent
was gaining the habit of going to daily Mass during the season," says Jean Blum, a habit that she stuck to faithfully throughout her younger years.
Many exit Lent
with a reborn sense of respect for one another and for creation.
The author suggested in one of the chapters that Lent
was a time to develop new skills and abilities rather than merely mortify and deny the exercise of favorite pastimes.