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Lent

A collection of news and information related to Lent published by this site and its partners.

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  • Mardi Gras Dictionary

    Mardi Gras Dictionary
    Ball - A masked dance and party held by a krewe to celebrate Mardi Gras and introduce their royalty for the season. Some krewes have short variety performances based on that year's theme. Boeuf Gras - Literally "fat bull" in French. Since Fat Tuesday...
  • Why do so many people have smudges on their faces?

     
    If you're paying attention today, you may notice that quite a few of the people around you have what look to be smudges on their faces. It's not your imagination. Today is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the 40-day season of Lent for Catholics...
  • Confession: There’s an app for that

     
    With the advent of Lent comes an app for Catholics that allows them to prepare for confession anywhere, any time, any how with their iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. “Designed to be used in the confessional, this app is the perfect aid for every...
  • Gifts inspired by Lent (or Mardi Gras): Temptation

     
    In the days leading up to Mardi Gras, we've been giving you gift ideas inspired by the seven deadly sins. Come Lent (which starts on Wednesday), you might be regretting the sins -- but not the gifts. Today is our......
  • About (Late) Last Night: On 'Conan,' Pee-wee Herman and the story of Lent [video]

     
    Pee-wee Herman drops by Conan to tell the story of Lent on Ash Wednesday....
  • Crow Moon on the rise

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:The moon is full tonight. It’s the third full moon since the winter solstice, making it the Lenten Moon, the Sap, Crow or Worm Moon. Take your pick; each one evokes something about the season we’re in.......
  • Winter’s Last Hurrah

     
    It was snowing, there was sleet and plenty of ice,  but it was maybe the last storm of winter in New England. We just had to get a way to see winter winding down so we took off for Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine. What is amazing to me is how many...
  • Pope pens bestseller on Jesus

     
    Pope Benedict XVI's book, Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week has moved to No. 5 on the April 3 New York Times bestseller list. The book also made the bestseller lists published by The Wall Street Journal and “Publisher’s Weekly.” The Pope's ...
  • Morning Mix With Scott McKenzie recipe of the week: Chicken sausage with lentils

     
    The more the merrier in the Orlando Sentinel test kitchen! That’s why we have teamed with the fabulous folks over at Orlando’s WOMX Mix 105.1 to offer the morning show’s Recipe of the Week. Today's recipe is Grilled Chicken Sausage...
  • Church calendar for Catholics approaching Easter

     
    The Holiest Days of the Catholic Church are approaching and the Diocese of Orlando announces various noteworthy events that touch upon the lives of thousands of faith-filled Catholics throughout the nine counties of Central Florida. RECONCILIATION WEEKEND...
  • Lots of familiar faces at Coca-Cola Park on Opening Night

     
    One of the things I like to do whenever I am at Coca-Cola Park is walk around the place. The whole place. I like to do at least one lap around the concourse level to see who's there, what's new, what smells good, and so on. Even though this wasn't the...