Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

Today is Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, the day prior to the start of Lent.  It’s called “Fat Tuesday” because people used to go through their homes getting rid of items that wouldn’t/couldn’t be eaten during the season of Lent, things like lard and fat; the Lenten practices were much more stringent during the early days of the Church.

Anyway, here is a link to the website of the U.S. Bishops and their page for Lent.  It has the regulations for fasting and abstinence and some ideas for things to do during Lent: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lent/index.cfm

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