Chatter in the Vestibule — Lent food

4 simple ways you can celebrate the feasts this February

4 simple ways you can celebrate the feasts this February

After all the excitement of Christmas, you’re kind of ready for things die down in January, aren’t you? Still, it doesn’t take long before you’re itching to do something special with your family again. Here are four simple ways you can celebrate a feast or observe the season this February.   Candlemas February 2, the Presentation of the Lord, is known as Candlemas. While the feast celebrates Jesus presented before God, it is also the day the Church blesses the candles that will be used through the year. The laity have long participated at home by placing a candle in...

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5 Foods to Try this Lent

5 Foods to Try this Lent

 You know you’re supposed to fast but what are you supposed to eat? We have some ideas. While Lent fasting has fed the soul for centuries, it has also led to a considerable amount of innovation in the kitchen. From bread created by an Italian monk to stealing traditions from Ramadan, there are some diverse and tasty options that have united Christian around the world and have helped them observe the fast for centuries. For a greater connection to the universal Church, here are 5 foods to try during Lent this year.   Pretzels  You might think of soft pretzels...

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