The word “lent” is derived from the Old English term, “lencten” which means “springtime”. It’s a period of 40 days (including 6 Sundays) which lasts from Ash Wednesday to the Vespers of Holy Saturday.
In your prayers do not babble as the gentiles do, for they think that by using many words they will make themselves heard (Matthew 6:7). This is a favourite passage from the Bible that is used by Fundamentalists to condemn Catholics. They believe that reciting pre-written prayers and following liturgies are vain repetitions which Jesus … Read moreVain Repetition: The Rosary and the Holy Souls