Ash Wednesday is tomorrow and is the beginning of Lent. Lent is a bit of a mystery for me as, growing up (not Catholic) it was that time when we all decided to give something up. Usually it was sweets and after a couple of days, we forgot about it (I did grow up Christian and we were church goers, but I didn’t understand much of the tradition and it wasn’t really taught in our church). I have tried to be more conscious about Lent since becoming Catholic, but what that meant was fasting, no meat on Fridays and figuring out what to sacrifice during this time (for the past couple of years, that’s been time, in that I have tried to make myself learn more. I am seriously trying to step that up now).
I found this beautiful Lenten Calendar for my kids today (H/T Shower of Roses) and I wanted to share it with you all. Sadly, I don’t know what a lot of the things on this calendar even are. I haven’t heard of Ember Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, or Laetare Sunday. I know little about Holy Thursday or Saturday other than attending Mass on those days the year I was confirmed. While I printed this calendar for my children, it will serve as a bit of a template for me to do some research for Lent this year. As per the past 4 years or so, I will give up my time and use it to learn more about my Faith and especially Lent this year. I’ll pass on what I can here.