Eternally in My Heart

Eternally in My Heart
Lord, grant Charles eternal rest in Your loving arms.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Mardi Gras Fete at Bible Study

King Cake, as shown on Concannon's Bakery Facebook page

One of our Bible Study ladies brought a King Cake
from Concannon's to our Mardi Gras Fete today.
 Other ladies baked other goodies for us 
to indulge ourselves on this Fat Tuesday.  
We feast today, for tomorrow,  
Ash Wednesday, we will fast on the first day of Lent.  
Our faith encourages us to adhere to the Three Pillars of Lent 
which include prayer, fasting and alms giving. 
During Lent, we fast and abstain 
from meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays.  
Even children are encouraged to do 
a form of these three pillars consistent with their age.  
Our Bible Study group chose a different way for us 
to help ourselves to grow spiritually during this Lenten season.  
Each of us wrote three or more suggestions 
pertaining to the three pillars on slips of paper.  
Then all of these were put in a beautiful container.  
Each week, three slips of paper will be pulled out; 
each will be read out loud.  
Then each of us can choose one or more of them for that week.  
I like that I will be united 
with my friends in our journey to Easter 2014.

Sister Jean, CSA, has several links 
on her web site to aid anyone
wanting suggestions for his/her
Lenten journey.
May the grace of our Lord 
and the love of our Blessed Mother 
be with each of us during Lent.

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