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Lent; A time for faith food and prayer

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This Wednesday begins the season of Lent, the 40 day period of preparation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday, and for millions of Christians it’s a time of reflection, prayer, abstinence, and fasting; and also a time when faith and food take on a new meaning.

Fat Tuesday (translation Mardi Gras in French), is traditionally celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday, as the day of “grand feasts before the fasting and prayer season of Lent” begins; and also the day to “purge your household of foods that might be forbidden during the Lenten observation.”

For many, this day of over indulgence would never be complete without a paczki (pronounced poonsh-kee) or beignets (ben-yeh).

Celebrating faith with food has been a tradition dating back to the Biblical days when spiritual food practices were a way of life. During the season of Lent, Christians world-wide will be making faithful food choices with their dietary restrictions.

How do you and your family celebrate the Lenten season, and what types of food or traditions do you enjoy?

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