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Lent

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

Top Lent Articles

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  • Record-breaking bitter cold, dangerous wind chills linger

    Records were shattered, schools were closed and traditional Lenten fish fries were cancelled as cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills continued Friday in Ohio. School districts across the state, including the Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati city...
  • Wegmans-Bethlehem leads chain in fastnacht sales

    Fastnacht Day was a sweet day for the Valley's three Wegmans locations. Wegmans-Bethlehem sold the highest number of fastnachts out of the chain's 85 locations, followed by Wegmans-Allentown at second and Wegmans-Nazareth at third. "The Lehigh Valley...
  • Club Calendar for Feb. 19

    Club meetings, luncheons and more around the county. SATURDAY, Feb. 21 Council of Catholic Nurses of Lake County: Registration due for Lenten Retreat to be held at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 28 at Marytown Retreat Center, Route 176 just west of Butterfield Road,...
  • On Ash Wednesday, two deacons deliver on the streets of Beverly Hills

    On Ash Wednesday, two deacons deliver on the streets of Beverly Hills
    Two deacons, one Episcopal, one Catholic, were standing on a street in Beverly Hills, in front of Tiffany's, across from Louis Vuitton. It could have been the set-up for a joke — and some passersby thought it might be. Or maybe somebody was...
  • Bishop apologizes for oversights in Cook case

    Bishop apologizes for oversights in Cook case
    The head of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland apologized Wednesday for failing to recognize "warning signs" that Bishop Heather Elizabeth Cook — now facing drunken-driving and other charges in connection with a crash that killed a bicyclist —...
  • 'Ashes To Go' offers Lenten ritual on the streets

    'Ashes To Go' offers Lenten ritual on the streets
    Armed with two pairs of socks, woolen vestments, a glove worn on one hand and heat packs in the other, Father Rev. Ken Saunders, was ready to perform the Ash Wednesday ritual. The Trinity Episcopal Church priest has spent now four Ash Wednesdays...
  • Pope walks in Ash Wednesday procession between Rome churches

    Pope Francis walked in a solemn Ash Wednesday procession between churches on Rome's ancient Aventine Hill, calling on people to humbly remember their human limits as faithful began their annual penitential Lenten period. Francis, carrying his pastoral...
  • Churches Offer Drive-By Ashes On Ash Wednesday

    Churches Offer Drive-By Ashes On Ash Wednesday
    UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Too busy to stop in for an Ash Wednesday service? Some churches are offering drive-by ashes. Clergy at Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church in Upper Arlington, Ohio, applied ash to the foreheads of anyone who stopped...
  • Churches offer drive-by ashes on Ash Wednesday

    Too busy to stop in for an Ash Wednesday service? Some churches are offering drive-by ashes. Clergy at Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church in Upper Arlington, Ohio, applied ash to the foreheads of anyone who stopped in the parking lot of the church for...
  • Faithful wear ashes as symbol of penance

    Faithful wear ashes as symbol of penance
    Christians across the area observed Ash Wednesday on Wednesday, marking the beginning of the 40-day Lenten season and its tradition of prayer, fasting and giving as a prelude to Easter. At Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Winfield, the Rev. Thomas...
  • Chicago archbishop distributes ashes, extends invitation

    Chicago archbishop distributes ashes, extends invitation
    Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich on Ash Wednesday extended an invitation to people across the city to participate in the Festival of Forgiveness during the second weekend of Lent. Two dozen Roman Catholic parishes, shrines and campus ministry sites in...