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Lent Ash Wednesday

You Can't Fail Lent

Mary DeTurris Poust | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion
Mary DeTurris Poust

But Lent is a journey, not a pass-fail test. Trust me, if it were at all possible to fail Lent, I would have long ago been expelled from this spiritual school. Fortunately, the goal here is not a perfect score at the end of 40 days. In fact, let's throw out the word "goal" and focus instead on practice -- spiritual practice.

Asses to Ashes -- How to Rescue the Rest of Lent

Jack Levison | Posted 05.28.2014 | Religion
Jack Levison

Visit some key places during Lent, all of them within easy reach, none of them in a church.

What I'm Actually Giving Up For Lent

Amanda Gutterman | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Amanda Gutterman

I am making an exception and giving something up for Lent. That thing? Saying the R-word.

Ashes to Ashes, Stardust to Stardust

Donna Schaper | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion
Donna Schaper

If you want a spiritual practice, look outside Lent, not just on Sundays and please don't light a candle. Also ask the donor of your ashes to mark you...

Of Blisters And Ashes, High Heels And Lent

Bert Montgomery | Posted 04.23.2013 | Religion
Bert Montgomery

Being a Baptist, I'm still quite new to the rich Christian traditions of Ash Wednesday and Lent. I do know, though, that it's more than just "giving up" something or trying to "pick up" something else.

National Margarita Day: Celebrate With These Recipes

The Huffington Post | Laura Steiner | Posted 02.22.2012 | Latino Voices

Today is National Margarita Day-- one of those completely made up and unnecessary holidays that you can't help but love-- and we have the best Margar...

On Ash Wednesday, Episcopalians Take It To The Streets

Posted 02.21.2012 | Religion

By Piet Levy Religion News Service (RNS) Five years ago, the Rev. Teresa K.M. Danieley had an epiphany of sorts. If people can grab breakfast on t...

Ash Wednesday And The Value Of Tradition

Christopher Cocca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christopher Cocca

Not all who find themselves moved to religious ritual are finished seeking. Those who will bear the mark of Christ's cross on Ash Wednesday do so for different, even disparate reasons.

Lenten Prayers: What To Pray During Lent, Ash Wednesday 2010

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 07.23.2011 | Home

With Lent beginning today, Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, Catholics may be looking for Lenten prayers for this holy season. Paul Dobbyn of the Catho...

Can You Eat Meat On Ash Wednesday?

Posted 02.22.2012 | Healthy Living

If one is observing Ash Wednesday, the answer is no. Ash Wednesday, observed forty days (not counting Sundays) before Easter, and one day after Shr...