The post title is courtesy of DD#2 who asked, a couple of years ago now, if we were have cheese tortellini to celebrate Ash Wednesday. Apparently serving cheese tortellini on Ash Wednesday had become a tradition--without my being aware of it.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
So, yes, we celebrate Ash Wednesday here at the Warren with cheese tortellini and ashes and discussions of what we are doing for Lent--which usually means what we are "giving up." I encourage them to think of Lent as a time to "do," and I know they've heard that message in school and during the two years of Confirmation Prep. For some reason that message is a more difficult concept.
DD#2 and I are going meatless. I will add Bible study, return to saying the Rosary daily, and take the class on Lenten Reflection offered by my parish. More prayer is a good thing, right? I'm not sure what DS#2 is planning. I'll have to check.
Hubs is not thrilled with the meatless thing. But it will be good for him, too. He needs more veggies in his diet.