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Recapturing my practice of Lent

“Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return…”

Today is Ash Wednesday, which is the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent in many Christian denominations. When I first “rediscovered” my Christian faith in the late 1990s, after several years of being non-practicing, it was during the Lenten season. I remember feeling an urge, maybe even a need, to go back to church, and I wandered into a Roman Catholic cathedral in Chicago, a few weeks before Holy Week began. Shortly…



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