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Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras marks the end of the Carnival season, a period that starts at Epiphany on January 6 and ends on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras, literally “fat Tuesday” in French, is a day for feasting in preparation … Continue reading

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Advent

Advent is the beginning of the Western liturgical year and starts on the fourth Sunday before Christmas. The celebration of Advent are hundreds of years old. In the fifth century, Bishop Perpetuus, in the diocese of Tours, gave an order … Continue reading

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