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  1. Dream Perfection / ShutterstockRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The American Conservative

    ... to be suspicious of priests talking about God's love, hearing it as cheap grace and therapeutic treacle. The Ash Wednesday homily in which the pastor in my wealthy parish told the congregation that Lent was a time for us to learn to "love ourselves ...


  2. What I learnt from 46 consecutive days in churchRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | BBC News

    ... said by so many different priests in so many different churches in such a short space of time. From day one, Ash Wednesday, I was captivated. I happened to be in the Swansea area, so I went to St Illtyd's in Port Tennant, a neat little community ...


  3. What's unprecedented about Pope Francis' Year for MercyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | DFW Catholic

    ... in his jubilee are the "Missionaries of Mercy," who will receive a special mandate from the Pope during the Ash Wednesday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica in 2016 before going out to dioceses around the world as ambassadors of mercy. The idea of the ...


  4. Easter services are underwayRead the original story

    Apr 22, 2015 | Hennessey Clipper

    This Easter the community will come together starting at 6 p.m. Ash Wednesday for a meal, followed by worship at the Baptist Church, E. First and S. Cherokee. Rev. Chris Gordon will bring the message.


  5. IC Catholic Prep Students Demonstrate Service in ActionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 |

    There are forty days in the Lenten season, beginning with Ash Wednesday and culminating on Easter Sunday, which are marked by fasting, both from foods and festivities, and by other acts of penance . Observers of Lent take up some of their traditional practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving with renewed vigor.


  6. Party time - horror story?Read the original story

    Apr 19, 2015 | TrekEarth

    A street full of clowns on Carnival....happy day or horror image for some? ......... Rosenmontag is the highlight of the German "Karneval" , and is on the Shrove Monday before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. "Mardi Gras," though celebrated on Tuesday, is a similar event.


  7. The Top 10 Things Folks Give up For Lent/ 10 Virtuous Acts for LentRead the original story

    Mar 4, 2009 |

    Lent is a 40 day period of fasting and prayer Christians observe before Easter. Kicking off with Ash Wednesday, Christians use the time to seek forgiveness, perform works of charity and to pray.


  8. Lent: Letting go, letting JesusRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2009 |

    ... we are made whole. Our challenge during this Lent is to develop and cultivate this type of unlimited faith. Ash Wednesday finds us in the midst of trying times in our nation. Our nation faces great challenge and change. Many of us are undergoing a ...


  9. World mourns literary giants who loved footballRead the original story

    Apr 16, 2015 |

    ... the 'me' who had been 'us'; the supporter scatters, disperses, is lost, and Sunday is as melancholic as Ash Wednesday after the death of Carnival." Meanwhile, Galeano described himself as a beggar in search of intricate, skillful football: "I go all ...


  10. Why Orthodox Easter falls 1 week after Catholic observanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | WIS-TV Columbia

    ... fasting is not observed on Sundays, but Sundays are still included in the numerical count of 40 days from Ash Wednesday, or the start of Lent, until Easter. The Great Lent officially ended on Lazarus Saturday, April 4, but fasting continues this ...


  11. Mardi Gras World builds New Orleans traditionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 |

    ... artists are busy in the real work of creating Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, falls on the day before Ash Wednesday marking the start of the 40 days of Christian Lent, but in New Orleans , Mardi Gras season begins on the Twelfth Night of ...


  12. Tyler priest says social media fast was popular during LentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2015 | KLTV Tyler

    ... many Christian faiths take part in the fast. "The day that we have the most people through our doors is on Ash Wednesday," said Braun, about the first day of Lent. "Most people think it's Christmas and Easter but it's actually Ash Wednesday and many ...


  13. Local churches celebrate resurrectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2015 | Tribune-Chronicle

    ... basket filled with breads, eggs, desserts and meats. Those at the church have been fasting since Lent began on Ash Wednesday. Walker said the Easter weekend is how many people show their love and faith in Christ. They want his blessing on the food ...


  14. For many souls, Lent with no tweet is no easy featRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2015 |

    ... a lot easier to slide all the social media, the Web and even my cell phone off to the side," at least from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, he said. "But times have changed. I had a landline then. I don't now." Calvary member Scott Edwards helps run ...


  15. Religious holidays share weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2015 | Miami Hurricane

    ... As a devout Catholic, she says she participates in the Lenten season - a religious observance that begins on Ash Wednesday and covers a period of approximately six weeks before Easter Sunday. Every year, Tayem and her family paint Easter eggs ...


  16. A selfie-free LentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2015 | Mid-Day Mumbai

    "I'm not going to take any selfies throughout Lent," was a declaration that caught my attention in a crowded, high-octane compartment of a local, a day before Ash Wednesday. The day marks the beginning of Lent a solemn period when Christians across the world fast and abstain from a host of choices and options that are particularly close to them.


  17. Church brings Easter service to the peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2015 | The Town Talk

    ... the service was born out of the "Ashes to Go" movement. Church members conducted the imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday and handed out chicken noodle soup in front of Tamp & Grind coffee house. "This was a special experience with my children and ...


  18. Most Popular Things People Gave Up For Lent In 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2015 |

    From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, many Christians give up something they enjoy, or choose to make a positive lifestyle changes during lent. According to Christianity Today , soda, alcohol, fast food, sweets and social media are among the most common things people gave up this year.


  19. Pope Presides Over Easter Vigil at VaticanRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2015 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    ... and love," Francis said. Signifying the end of the penitential season of Lent, which began on Feb. 18 with Ash Wednesday, the basilica's bells rang out at the midpoint of the Mass. During the late-night service, 10 people from Italy, Portugal, ...


  20. When is Easter 2016? All the key dates for your diary well in advanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2015 |

    ... that it should always fall on a Sunday to represent the day of Christ's Resurrection. Easter season begins on Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. The 40-day period of abstinence commemorates Christ's 40 days of fasting in the desert, where he was ...