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Lent

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Top Lent Articles

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  • For Hampton Roads Christians, Lent is a time for prayer, reflection

     For Hampton Roads Christians, Lent is a time for prayer, reflection
    With so many distractions and obligations in the modern world, Bert Pearce-Marshall, the senior warden at St. Mark's Episcopal Church of Hampton, sees Lent as an opportunity to quiet down and listen to God. Year after year, the church kicks off Lent,...
  • Fat Tuesday treat brings 'biggest day' for bakery

    Fat Tuesday treat brings 'biggest day' for bakery
    Tom Adams looked over the bakery cases filled with paczki Tuesday at Beck's Crown Bakery, calling out flavors he wanted added to his boxes of pastry. "Well, I am Polish," Adams said of his annual Paczki Day pilgrimage for the Polish pastry that...
  • Where to find meatless meals in the south suburbs

    Where to find meatless meals in the south suburbs
    Bent on Lent? You don't have to travel far to find a decent fish fry, pepper and egg sandwich and other meatless specialties now through Easter, April 5, and in some cases, year-round. In addition to VFW posts and churches, many restaurants — both...
  • Contestants pack in paczki to raise cash for cancer group

    Contestants pack in paczki to raise cash for cancer group
    They're pronounced POONCH-key but good luck trying to sound out "paczki" when your cheeks are packed with pastry. On Feb. 14, during the five-minutes of the sixth annual Paczki Eating Contest at Evanston Bennison's Bakery, contestants were less...
  • Paczki rush in full swing at Orland Park Bakery

    Paczki rush in full swing at Orland Park Bakery
    There were more than a dozen people lined up outside Orland Park Bakery by 5 a.m. Tuesday, hungrily eyeing rack after rack of paczki -- rich, flavorful pastries the bakery sells between Fat Tuesday and Easter. “We’re just trying to beat...
  • Fastnachts in the Lehigh Valley: Where to find them

    Fastnachts in the Lehigh Valley: Where to find them
    In most parts of the country, the day before Ash Wednesday is known either as Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras. Around here, however, it's known as Fastnacht Day. Fastnachts are a seasonal Pennsylvania Dutch doughnut. They started as a way for the...
  • Carnett: A little Pentecostal envy: What's wrong with emoting?

    I remember summer Sunday evenings spent hiding in the bushes outside a small Pentecostal church on Costa Mesa's Eastside. I'd listen with fascination to the raucous assembly through the open windows. It was a worship style unlike any I'd ever witnessed....
  • Mardi Gras: Celebrate with king cake and 16 additional recipes

    Mardi Gras: Celebrate with king cake and 16 additional recipes
    Mardi Gras is Tuesday -- do you have your king cake? At first sight, it may come across as, well, a little unusual. A large wreath-shaped cake bedazzled in vibrant shades of purple, green and gold — there's nothing subtle about it. It might be...
  • Lent: A perfect time to try veganism

    Lent: A perfect time to try veganism
    This Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus' 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching his ministry. But meat-free Lent is much more than a...
  • Club Calendar for Feb. 16

    Club meetings, events, luncheons and more. WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18 Kiwanis Club of Grayslake: Noon at State Bank of the Lakes, 50 Commerce Drive. Libertyville Lions Club: 7 p.m. at Libertyville Civic Center, 125 W. Church St. Collects used eye glasses,...
  • It's not what we put in our mouths, it's what comes out

    Many Christians will begin to journey on a path simply referred to as Lent. The Lenten period gives us all a period of time that should be used wisely. All of us are given 60 minutes in an hour and 24 hours in a day. These are ample periods of time to do...