Posts tagged with ‘Lenten Program’

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Lent 2017

by Drew Downs
Lent 2017

Lent is best known for fasting. The 40 days (without the Sundays) is a season of penitence and reflection. It is one of the oldest traditions in the church, dating as far back as the early 4th Century. It began with a pair of interesting customs: Preparing new members for baptism Preparing notorious individuals and […]

Bring Lent Close

by Drew Downs
Lent at St. Stephen's, Terre Haute probably won't include a bucket of chicken

As we approach Lent, I’m actually excited this year. Excited that this season actually makes sense to me. And hopefully it will make sense to you, too. I used to have a love/hate relationship with Lent that was much more of the hate than the love. All the somber tones, the need to punish ourselves, […]