The Meaning of Lent

Yesterday was a fruitful day at St. George's. We began the Lenten Challenge, with our morning group meeting for the first time. And we participated in a rich Ash Wednesday service in the evening. It was a meaningful beginning to the season of Lent.

But what is Lent all about? Generally, we might think of it as a time of "giving up." Yet, that's only part of the picture. America magazine recently interviewed Maureen Tilley, professor of theology and medieval studies at Fordham University on "the History of Lent." From its beginnings as a season for public penance for those who committed "grievous sins" to our more modern calendar-oriented practices, Lent has had a fascinating evolution over time. Check it out by clicking here!