Well, let's face it, every Tuesday around here is Fat Tuesday.
It has been too cold to
So Father D has been locked in my semi eremetical cell
(aka the padded room on Four South at the Archbishop Milingo Mental Health and Marriage Encounter Institute.) Father has been given a special assignment with the ICEL (International Committee for Esperanto in the Liturgy) tasked with translating the latest edition of the Roman Missal into Esperanto. It's a useless job and Father is the most qualified to do it.
So, tomorrow begins the Great Fast. Well for you Latins it begins tomorrow. For most Eastern Catholics, it began yesterday. (If you ever have a chance to attend a Maronite Ash Monday liturgy, make sure you do. Beautiful! But I digress.)
Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow begins a season of penance, fasting and abstinence.
No no, Father is not giving up blogging for Lent. I can't afford to! The lean days come more and more frequently! REMEMBER....Part of fasting is alms giving. Yes! The money you don't spend on food should be given to