Prelude to Lent

Sadly, Lent may not be as popular as Advent. Advent lasts for four weeks and prepare us for the joyous celebration Christmas and all that goes with it. Lent on the other hand lasts for forty days. During these forty days we are asked to give up things we like when we fast. Jesus invites us to travel with him […]

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The Colour Purple

As Lent approaches fast it is worth recalling why the colour purple is such an important feature of the season. Traditionally, the statues in Catholic churches were covered with purple cloth during this time of the year. Purple is used for two reasons, firstly it is associated with mourning and so anticipates the pain and suffering of the crucifixion. Purple […]

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