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Lenten Soup Suppers

Tweet Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a journey of spiritual growth, requiring fasting, the giving of alms and prayer. Although this is a solemn season more about self denial than indulgence, it is also about food and fellowship. Lent provides an opportunity to gather and share meals together, as well as worship and […]

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Advent

Tweet Advent marks the beginning of the church’s liturgical year. It is a season of joyful expectation, hope and preparation for the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. The traditions began in the Roman Catholic church in the fourth century. Advent comes from the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming” and is comprised of the four […]

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“Saying Grace”

Tweet “The 40 days of Lent” has always been more of a metaphor than a literal count and begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sunset before the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday. It is a penitential season of prayer, fasting, alms-giving and a time to hit the ‘pause button’ on life […]

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Lent

Tweet Ash Wednesday, the day after Mardi Gras,¬†¬†marks the first day of Lent. For Christians around the world, it is a time of prayer and penance, fasting and abstinence, reflection and renewal. It is a time when many of us take stock of our spiritual lives. A spiritual fast involves abstaining from food while focusing […]

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