Sunday, February 22, 2015

Quadragesima - The Forty Days

A term we may not hear often is that of Quadragesima - which is the Latin name for the forty days of Lent.  Today (Sunday) is not counted in the Quadragesima - since all Sundays are solemnities, and we are not obliged to participate in fasting and abstinence on solemnities.  If you count the days from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, omitting the Sundays, you have forty days - the Quadragesima.

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