Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Fat Tuesday

The celebration of Mardi Gras is a series of events of the Carnival celebration beginning on or after the Christian feast of the Epiphany and ending the day before Ash Wednesday.  Pardon my French, or the lack of it, but Mardi Gras translates to Fat Tuesday and traditionally is the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.  If you’re a pagan and know not what I’m talking about, do a Google search and read more if you’re interested.

So, tomorrow begins Lent 2019 which, for Catholics like Pierini Fitness, is a solemn religious observance in the Christian liturgical calendar beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending approximately six weeks later before Easter Sunday.  Traditionally, it’s also described as the 40 days of Lent and its purpose is preparation for Easter through prayer, doing penance, repentance, almsgiving and self-denial.  Fasting and abstinence are part of the self-denial component.

Tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, it all begins for Pierini Fitness and he’ll share with you, then, what he’ll be doing for fasting and abstinence.

Until then, tonight will be a feast because, it’s Fat Tuesday.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

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