Summary I have never been a big one for self-deprivation (anyone who knows me will not find this surprising) - so when Lent rolled around, while my peers were eschewing crisps, chocolate bars and "being rude", I was giving up porridge, mashed potatoes and broccoli.
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Summary Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season. Refried Bean and Guacamole Tostadas: These two complement each other like two peas in a pod. A dollop of guacamole and refried beans spread over a crunchy corn tostada makes this dish the ideal go-to meal for a meatless day. 4.
Summary Look for a Lenten recipe next week on our next installment of "In Judy's Kitchen." It's based on a recipe I made last year with fresh butter beans, inspired by my favorite dish on the Friday buffet at Dooky Chase Restaurant, S hrimp and Lima Beans. .
Summary CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Based on a survey of some 21,000 Twitter tweets, Christianity Today lists the top 100 personal vices being sacrificed during the 40 days of Lent. Religion News Service offers questions and answers about the history and observance of Ash Wednesday, here. Pope Francis marks the first anniversary of his papacy with a wide-ranging interview on topics including the role of women in the church, sexual abuse, changes in family pastoral practices and his own celebrity.
Summary NEW ORLEANS -- The merriment of Mardi Gras has ended and the solemn season of Lent has begun Wednesday. "We're freezing, but we wanted to see some costumes, so we took a chance and came down," he said. The Emersons were among those making the most of the big celebration before the Lenten season begins for the faithful.
Summary AUSTIN -- The 2014 Lenten season started off with Ash Wednesday services across the country Wednesday. Christians across the globe are wearing ashes on their forehead as a sign of mourning and repentance to God. For the next 40 days and 40 nights, many people give something up, such as food, television or other activities.
Summary According to The Crossing restaurant in Clayton, the answer is a resounding yes. Followed by a no. According to chef and owner Jim Fiala, about half the meals the restaurant sells during the year are fish and half are non-fish -- beef, pork, duck and the like.
Summary Those who celebrate the Lenten season do so by giving up 'things' for the duration of Lent such as repenting and fasting. The observance of Lent is intended to set aside time to reflect. Christians receive ashes on Ash Wednesday to symbolize the first day of preparation for Easter holiday. .
Summary Ashes received from a priest mark the forehead of a parishioner during an Ash Wednesday Mass in Baltimore, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Baltimore Archbishop William Lori proceeds into the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary for an Ash Wednesday Mass in Baltimore, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season, a time when Christians commit to acts of penitence and prayer in preparation for Easter Sunday.
Summary MOBILE, Alabama - Rev. Kenneth Ugwu mixed drops of holy water into a small dish of ashes, the remnants of palm leaves from last year's Passion Sunday. "A part of my heart is still here," said Sister Beverly Distefano of Jacksonville, Fla., one of the nuns, who taught first grade and had served as principal for three years. The church is on the African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile.
Summary PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Christians throughout the region today were marking the start of the Lenten season with Ash Wednesday services. Archbishop Charles Chaput, the spiritual leader of more than one million Catholics in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was principal celebrant of a mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle. Speaking to the assembled faithful, the archbishop reminded them that Lent is to be a time of prayer, self-denial, and a renewal of the spiritual life.
Summary CLEVELAND, Ohio -- During certain holidays and times of year, just about every restaurant in town offers a related special. The sandwich ($9.99) is available daily at B Spot locations through lenten season. A fish filet platter is also available at the restaurants.
Summary "I bring you good news of greatest Joy!" "Nothing can be more cruel than the leniency which abandons others to their sin. Nothing can be more compassionate than the severe reprimand which calls another Christian in one's community back from the path of sin. "Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without Church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession. "Costly grace is the treasure hidden in the field; for the sake of it a man will go and sell all that he has to purchase it. It is the kingly rule of Christ, for whose sake a man will pluck out the eye which causes him to stumble; it is the call of Our Lord Jesus Christ at which the disciple leaves his nets and follows him. It is costly because it cost our Lord Jesus his life."