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March 1 ” Lent, ” in Anglo-Saxon, means “Spring”

Wednesday, March 1 –  Lent:  “There lives the dearest freshness deep down things”  {G. M. Hopkins, sj} “Lent,”  originally the word initially simply meant “spring” (“as in the German language Lenz and Dutch lente) and derives from the Germanic root for “long” because in the spring the days visibly … Continue reading

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