I shared a bit about Pentecost yesterday. Ok, so it was a lot. I got carried away and wrote double what I’ve usually written, that means it’s important, head over and catch up. I promise, I’ll make that up for my lack of brevity yesterday, in this post.
What is it?
Quadragesima (kwodj-ruh–jes–uh-muh) is a period of 40 days of preparation with prayer, fasting and penance – especially Lent! That’s what we’re in right now. That’s it! See how easy that is?
Why did I choose to share this particular “Q” with you?
Because Easter is tomorrow! It’s the end of Lent and all of it’s 40 days or Quadragesima. Bring on the celebration and hallelujah chorus. I also completed a Lent series with my very good friend Tiffany, and fellow Catholic (she’s also a Librarian and Belly Dancer – hey, we got flavor). If you’d like to learn about Lent, you are certainly welcome to poke around. In the meantime, I am headed to Easter Vigil* tonight where people who have been studying, praying and discerning for months and maybe even years, are coming into the Catholic Church. It’s a pretty awe-some event.
While you’re poking around, why don’t you read a little on how my husband (the self-proclaimed atheist) ended up with ashes on his forehead one year on Ash Wednesday.
Anything like that ever happen to you?!
Extra Credit: Vigil just means a mass in anticipation of the Sunday mass the following day. No big. It’s my favorite kind of mass to go to. Less people, and if I’m singing (cantoring) I skip a couple of hymns. For a singer, I shouldn’t want to skip anything, but I’m just an odd duck.
Come back Monday to read all about my Catholic take on the letter R. I am blogging my way through the alphabet with others who are doing the same.
Please support the bloggers of the #AtoZchallenge by visiting, sharing or commenting. We have all worked long and hard to prepare these posts, some prepping for a couple of months, as we posted our regular schedule, took care of our children, went to work, had the flu…well, you get the idea.