Sunday, March 02, 2008

Laetare Sunday and These Forty Days


We're more than halfway to Easter on this, the fourth Sunday of Lent.

For more on "Laetare Sunday," visit the Catholic Encyclopedia here, or Women for Faith and Family here, or Catholic Culture here.

And, I've been remiss in directing you toward the wonderful Lenten resource, These Forty Days. There are several contributors, lots of good ideas, and plenty of inspiration as we continue the march toward Easter. Don't forget to poke around in the archives!


Jennifer said...

There ARE some great contributors there! Thanks for the links Karen.

Liz said...

Laetare Sunday in England traditionally was called "Mothering Sunday" and you were supposed to visit your mother and your mother church. You also were supposed to bake your mother a Simnel cake (very dark fruitcake with Marzipan topping). So yesterday for the second year in a row I was treated to Simnel cake. Of course now there is Simnel cake to be eaten for the coming days... And just when I'd managed to trim off the fruitcake weight from Christmas... However, it's a lovely tradition and I do LOVE fruitcake. I'm planning on using that recipe to make the groom's cake for a certain wedding coming up this summer. If anyone wants the Simnel cake recipe let me know.