February 17, 2021

Fasting without celebrations???

A friend asked me the other day, "Is Lent actually allowed if Carnival is cancelled beforehand?" We were very amused by this, because of course Carnival is originally [...]
February 25, 2020

Ashes to ashes

It's that time again: Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, and I need ashes for my school service. This time I made them myself - which was surprisingly difficult. [...]
March 6, 2019

Day 1: Ash to go

This year I really feel like Lent. It's just been a bit too much lately... So I'm looking forward to the [...]
February 6, 2018

Sister and the ash cross

Now it's time for the carnival, and before it really gets going and I'm getting into the swing of things, I'd like to quickly announce the school service for the [...]
March 1, 2017

This is fasting the way I love it....

"On Ash Wednesday, everything is over" sing the carnivalists - and at the same time on Ash Wednesday something completely new begins. And that's a good thing, because even those who [...]