Sunday, February 18, 2007

Quinquagesima Sunday

It is Quinquagesima Sunday. This weekend and the next couple days are traditional times of merry-making called "Mardi Gras." Here is a recipe for the "king cake." This is also the traditional season of Shrovetide, when most parishes had Forty Hours devotions in order to atone for the excesses of Carnival.

In the words of Dom Gueranger for "Quinquagesima Sunday:" We are commanded to use this world as if we used it not; to have an abiding conviction of our not having here a lasting city, and of the misery and danger we incur when we forget that death is one day to separate us from everything we possess in this life.
~from Abbot Gueranger's The Liturgical Year, Vol. IV) Share

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