Issue 1089 Mar 2022

04.03.2022

Why do we Practice Lent?by Catherine McCarthy MA.

Early Christian writings dating back to the 4th Century record the tradition of fasting before Easter. At that time, bread, vegetables, salt and water were permitted. All meat and wine were forbidden. It was also a period of alms giving, self reflection, simplicity and sincerity. Lent is still observed by Christians today…