Mi-Carême: An Explosion of Joy in the Midst of Gloom

In the old days, the month of February brought the unavoidable Lent: a period of penance, dietary restrictions, and prayers.  For those not familiar with religious traditions, Lent is a mobile Christian observance lasting for forty days. It begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday before Easter. Austerity is not something human beings … Continue reading Mi-Carême: An Explosion of Joy in the Midst of Gloom