Parish Interview: How Do you Think Lent Differs and Prepares Us from the Other Liturgical Seasons?

March 27, 2012 Comments Off on Parish Interview: How Do you Think Lent Differs and Prepares Us from the Other Liturgical Seasons?

St. Luke in the Fields Blog: How do you think Lent differs and prepares us from the other liturgical seasons?

Chris Phillips: I struggle with keeping my Lent practice different than how I mark Advent. I try to keep both as quiet times of preparation.

At the Catholic Church where I attend as a child, they used purple to
mark both seasons. When I left home for school, the King’s College
chapel Christ the King
used pale blue as the liturgical color for Advent. I remember missing
the traditional purple Advent candles I grew up with, but also growing
into seeing the differences between Advent and Lent.

I think by nature I may be more of an Advent person — dreaming,
hoping, preparing. Maybe someone has advice for me on how to find my
Lenten side?

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