Lent: Time of reflection repentance and renewal

Have you been to New Orleans for Mardi Gras? I have not but I am, like most of us, certainly aware of the annual event. Mardi Gras Day is Feb. 25. This day is also called Fat Tuesday. Fat Tuesday is that last day of the Carnival season and it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent which, this year, is Feb. 26. You can learn more about this year's Mardi Gras 2020 at its official website www.mardigrasneworleans.com.

People party hardy on Fat Tuesday because Ash Wednesday, as the beginning of Lent, moves us to more serious endeavors like prayer, fasting, repentance, acts...


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