That's a paradox, because if one gives up catholicism for lent, then they give up giving things up, thus go back to catholicism, give it up again, go back to it, give it up, go back to it...
sounds like a new years resolution to me lol!Originally Posted by Seb_0810
For all the Catholics on Vb, want do you plan to give up for Lent? How do you plan to make youself a better person for Lent? I plan to give up caffeineand cut down on TV and internet, and try to bumb up my marks to eighty percent.
It begins (for Roman Catholics) tomorrow 2/21 which is Ash wednesday and ends Easter Sunday, which is April 8th.Originally Posted by Thalia
What date does it start and end? Could I give up not doing something? Like give up sloth for lent by exercising everyday?
From a liklihood of success perspective, I think it's probably best to focus on just one thing. Spiritually, (from my point of view, not sure of the Catholic one) I think this is a good idea, too.
I grew up Eastern Orthodox and I never figured out the system. I think it starts on a Monday instead of Wednesday, because I'd always wait for the Sunday when everyone was talking about Lent beginning and say to myself "Of course Lent starts tomorrow!"Originally Posted by ReginaCeltarum
It begins (for Roman Catholics) tomorrow 2/21 which is Ash wednesday and ends Easter Sunday, which is April 8th.
Since I am lacto-ovo, (but buy and eat mostly vegan stuff most of the time), I will only eat vegan food for Lent, and try my best after Lent to stick to it. I ate pretty much all vegan this past summer, but kinda got lazy as clases started and the semester went on. So I will try again, and see how well I do.
eta: I specified for Roman Catholics, just because the Eastern Orthodox Church begins Lent a different day, in case there are any Orthodox people out there, or if anyone knows someone who is Orthodox and says it starts a different day. Just so no one is confused.
I just learned all about this today! I've never heard of it before (pancakes, not giving up things). Apparently today is Pancake Day.Originally Posted by Vegan Joe
I hurd on the news that IHOP was giving away free pancakes becase it is tradition to give up eggs, cheese, and milk, during lent?