Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Lenten Question: Why are the forty days called Lent?


Lenten Question

Q: Why are the forty days called Lent?
A: They are called Lent because that is the Old English word for spring, the season of the year during which they fall. This is something unique to English. In almost all other languages its name is a derivative of the Latin term, or "the forty days."

via EWTN 
"Lenten Reflections"

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