Daily Archives: February 17, 2021

Ash Wednesday – Feb 17 “there lives the dearest freshness, deep down things” –Hopkins

“Lent” – –  originally the word simply meant “Spring” (as in the German language “Lenz” and Dutch “lente”).  It derives from the Germanic root for “long” because in the spring the days visibly lengthen. The English spoken in the United States originated in England as a blend of … Continue reading

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