by Sr Fidelis
The Lenten Journey
We’ve begun to embark on a journey that will lead us to the great commemoration of Christ’s Passion, Death and Resurrection. This time of formation is also known as Quadragesimae – Latin for “forty days.” The first official reference to Lent as a period of forty days’ preparation is found in teachings of the Council of Nicaea in 325.
On Ash Wednesday, we were marked with the sign of the cross, marked with ash — a vivid reminder that God is our creator, and we are the creature. Each day brings us reminders of our dependence on him. The Lenten journey is a time of inner reflection and repentance, but also a time of joy, and greater understanding of God’s watch- care over us. The Gregorian chants we’ll be looking at and listening to are full of these truths!