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Lent

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Top Lent Articles

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  • Gardening in Hampton Roads: Prune plants for the right reason

    Gardening in Hampton Roads: Prune plants for the right reason
    By now, husband Ken and I have usually finished our annual pruning chores. Mother Nature's endless rain and snow, however, delayed our plans this year, so we've been spring cleaning indoors until we can get outdoors and evaluate what needs to be done....
  • We're lovin' our fuss-free, 3-year-old Bermuda lawn

    We're lovin' our fuss-free, 3-year-old Bermuda lawn
    I used to think a small yard was desirable because it represented less time behind a mower. Now that we have an acre with vigorous grass, I look forward to my weekly date with the mulching Toro. Even though the mower is noisy, my thoughts still get...
  • Clerics offer on-the-go ashen crosses at Monument Circle

    Clerics offer on-the-go ashen crosses at Monument Circle
    It is a new, time-sensitive twist on Ash Wednesday. For the first time, people were able to get blessings and ashen crosses while on-the-go. Clerics from Christ Church Cathedral have been out on Monument Circle on Wednesday for the first day of Lent,...
  • There's no bad reason to like Mardi Gras

    There's no bad reason to like Mardi Gras
    Mardi Gras means a lot to so many different New Orleanians. To some, it means a holiday from work or school. To go out on the parade route and catch some throws, see old friends, and enjoy some good New Orleans food. To others it might mean riding in a...
  • Pictures in the News | March 5, 2014

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in the Big Easy, as revelers throw beads in the rain to crowds below from the balcony during Mardi Gras festivities in the French Quarter in New Orleans. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash...
  • Catholic Day of Reconciliation on Monday, April 2

     
    The Diocese of Orlando will air TV commercials from March 26 – April 1 in advance of the Day of Reconciliation with Bishop John Noonan inviting Catholics to journey back to God during this Lenten Season. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is also known...
  • Catholic Reconciliation Weekend Starts Friday

     
    Reconciliation Weekend, which in the Catholic Church is an integral part of Lent, begins Friday in parishes across Central Florida. According to Bishop Thomas Wenski, “The 40 days of Lent, which evoke the time that Jesus spent fasting in the...
  • Best family vacation deal in America

     
    Yes, I know that claim's a big one … especially for a guy who works in America's playground for families. But before I get back to political writing (post to come in a few moments), I just thought I'd share what I think may be America's best...
  • Orlando Diocese Light of Faith Award Winners

     
    More than 40 Central Florida parishes, schools and diocesan entities were honored at the Light of Faith Awards Ceremony on May 17 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.  “This first annual Light of Faith Awards Ceremony was an opportunity to recogn...
  • Orlando Philharmonic presents Handel’s ‘Messiah’

     
    Maestro Christopher Wilkins will lead the Orlando Philharmonic in all three parts of Handel's choral masterpiece “Messiah” this Monday. One of the most popular works in Western choral literature thanks to the ringing Hallelujah chorus, “...
  • Gifts inspired by Lent (or Mardi Gras): Gluttony

     
    Lent, the Christian season of sacrifice and spiritual self-examination, is right around the corner -- preceded, of course by everyone's favorite festival of indulgence, Mardi Gras! It seems like a good time to repent -- or indulge in -- your......