Thursday, February 28, 2008


Bon Mi-Carême! Apparently in Catholic Francophone countries, the mid-point of Lent is celebrated by parading, a version of caroling, and boozing - sounds fun if it's not too cold! * I found this image at Idle Speculations (which crashes my browser each time I go, bummer! Terry's images are just too awesome, I guess.) I like the idea of celebrating the mid point.

Now, if you are better at math than me, you will realize that we are not just 20 days into Lent, which started on Ash Wednesday, February 6th, this year. But something I just learned last year is that you don't count Sundays in the "40 days of Lent." They are considered Sundays IN Lent, not Sundays OF Lent. So, those Sundays are days OFF. Easter will be 3 weeks away, March 23rd.

I hope you all are having a great Lent.

1 comment:

Charlotte said...

Sundays in Lent are not considered "of" Lent because Lent is penitential and somber. Sundays are ALWAYS festal - it is the weekly reminder of the Resurrection.

(And, no, I can't believe I know that, either.)

Bon Mi-Careme!