The Origins of Lent

Posted on 06. Mar, 2014, in Baptism, Lent, Liturgy, Seasons of the Church YearNo Comments

Sr. Marie Stuart talks with Fr. Brendan Coffey of Glenstal Abbey about the origins of Lent. 

Fr Brendan Coffey OSB Glenstal Abbey

The season of Lent coincides with spring time each year. Historically it has been associated with difficult, maybe even miserable times when the weather – in Ireland at any rate – is usually bad and people took on a severe regime of fasting and prayer for forty days. Fr Brendan Coffey of Glenstal Abbey talked with Marie Stuart about the origins of Lent, seeing it as a preparation time for Baptism and for Easter and a different understanding of the penitential aspect of Lent.

In: (Coffey) “Originally Lent, if you could call it Lent …. Out: (Coffey) ………………………. they really impact on how we live our lives” Length 7’10”

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