Tuesday, March 04, 2014

First Mention of Lent

In a short history of Lent Jesuit Norman Tanner notes that its first mention was in 325. The season’s name in many languages indicates its duration. “The English word ‘Lent’ has another, very beautiful derivation.” Learn it and Fr. Tanner’s encouragement to “relax in the presence of God” during Lent.
Wiki-mage by 4028mdk09 of purple rose CC BY-SA 3.0

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