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Thread started 02/13/18 10:58am

morningsong

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So how does Valentines Day and Lent work?

I mean if today is Fat Tuesday. Do you eat all your chocolate today and just savor the memory of it tomorrow? Do you even bother going out to dinner on Wednesday?



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Reply #1 posted 02/13/18 11:35am

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I recall when St. Patrick's Day was on a Lenten Friday, the church gave a special allownace to have corned beef on that day. I haven't heard any similar exceptions stated for tomorrow. lol

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Reply #2 posted 02/13/18 12:50pm

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eat chocolate and then give it up then eat some more?

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Reply #4 posted 02/14/18 12:10pm

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sexton said:

I recall when St. Patrick's Day was on a Lenten Friday, the church gave a special allownace to have corned beef on that day. I haven't heard any similar exceptions stated for tomorrow. lol



So there can be a "give", I was wondering.



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Reply #5 posted 02/14/18 12:40pm

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There is no rule that you have to give up chocolate for Lent. It's common to make some sort of personal sacrifice, but the Church does not dictate what it should be. You could give up chocolate. Or you could give up alcohol and keep eating chocolate. Or you could give up soda while continuing to eat chocolate and drink alcohol.

It's really just a mindfulness thing. Lent is a time to reflect on Christ's suffering and try to walk (in a very limited way, at least) in his footsteps, before celebrating the risen Lord at Easter. How one does that is up to the individual.

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I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #6 posted 02/14/18 2:52pm

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Genesia said:

There is no rule that you have to give up chocolate for Lent. It's common to make some sort of personal sacrifice, but the Church does not dictate what it should be. You could give up chocolate. Or you could give up alcohol and keep eating chocolate. Or you could give up soda while continuing to eat chocolate and drink alcohol.

It's really just a mindfulness thing. Lent is a time to reflect on Christ's suffering and try to walk (in a very limited way, at least) in his footsteps, before celebrating the risen Lord at Easter. How one does that is up to the individual.

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Ah, okay. I think I'm mixing up the whole beignat, fat Tuesday tradition as a thing that every Catholic has to give up everything for Lent.

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Reply #7 posted 02/14/18 3:27pm

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morningsong said:

Genesia said:

There is no rule that you have to give up chocolate for Lent. It's common to make some sort of personal sacrifice, but the Church does not dictate what it should be. You could give up chocolate. Or you could give up alcohol and keep eating chocolate. Or you could give up soda while continuing to eat chocolate and drink alcohol.

It's really just a mindfulness thing. Lent is a time to reflect on Christ's suffering and try to walk (in a very limited way, at least) in his footsteps, before celebrating the risen Lord at Easter. How one does that is up to the individual.

[Edited 2/14/18 12:41pm]



Ah, okay. I think I'm mixing up the whole beignat, fat Tuesday tradition as a thing that every Catholic has to give up everything for Lent.


Ash Wednesday though is the same as Lenten Fridays--no meat. So if your significant other offers to take you out for or better yet cook you a steak dinner on Valentine's Day, you'll have to decline/postpone if you want to adhere to Lenten practices.

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Reply #8 posted 02/14/18 4:40pm

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I'm not one for Lent (or any religious practices for that matter) but this thread seems as good as any to wish you all a happy Valentines day. smile
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Reply #9 posted 02/14/18 5:02pm

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sexton said:

morningsong said:



Ah, okay. I think I'm mixing up the whole beignat, fat Tuesday tradition as a thing that every Catholic has to give up everything for Lent.


Ash Wednesday though is the same as Lenten Fridays--no meat. So if your significant other offers to take you out for or better yet cook you a steak dinner on Valentine's Day, you'll have to decline/postpone if you want to adhere to Lenten practices.



Isn't that every Friday?

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Reply #10 posted 02/14/18 5:06pm

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EmmaMcG said:

I'm not one for Lent (or any religious practices for that matter) but this thread seems as good as any to wish you all a happy Valentines day. smile




Happy Valentine's Day to you too.






I think I got a bit confused looking at certain traditions involved in Mardi Gras without taking into consideration that N.O. is the only place I know of in the US that actually has a major celebration at this time tied to (pre) Lent.

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morningsong said:

sexton said:


Ash Wednesday though is the same as Lenten Fridays--no meat. So if your significant other offers to take you out for or better yet cook you a steak dinner on Valentine's Day, you'll have to decline/postpone if you want to adhere to Lenten practices.



Isn't that every Friday?


Every Friday during Lent.

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sexton said:

morningsong said:



Isn't that every Friday?


Every Friday during Lent.



I did not know that.

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