The Rhythm of Lent

The weather warms slightly. It’s light outside a little later in theday. The vestments turn to purple. Fast and abstinence become oft-repeated kitchen words. My children know. They know that spring is on its way and the journey to Easter has begun.

They know because this has been their experience every late winter and early spring of their lives. They know because they live the rhythm of the Church year and there is deep and personal meaning in the repetition.Please read the rest here.