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How Do Catholics Count the 40 Days of Lent?

How Do Catholics Count the 40 Days of Lent?: Catholics pray during an Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle

from Blogger Loves The King

Taking Something Up, Giving Something Up or Doing Some of Both for Lent?

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The Carnival of Venice (Carnevale di Venezia) runs the last ten days before Lent, ending on Shrove Tuesday. The annual festival features brightly-colored costumes, intricate Venetian masks, parades, fireworks, and more and is meant as a last hurrah before the Catholic observance of Lent. Its name means "farewell to meat", as observers are prohibited from eating meat for the 40 days of Lent.

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Chuck Knows Church - LENT: Ever heard, “I’m giving up sweets for Lent”? Why does Lent make people want to give up something? And how do you calculate the 40 days of Lent? Stick with Chuck as he explains Lent.

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from Nadia Bolz-Weber

House for All Sinners and Saints’ 40 Ideas for Keeping a Holy Lent

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You may be looking for Lent ideas for kids, or you might be thinking, “I’m drowning and don’t have time for this!” Instead, learn how to have a fruitful Lent in the time of a newborn. | catholicism | easter | 40 days of Lent

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