Lent officially started on Ash Wednesday Feb 26 and will end Thursday April 9th. I wore my Chapel Veil to mass for the first time and decided that I would wear it at mass through the Lenten season. I am hoping the Chapel Veil will help me focus and remember the sacredness of the mass. If you are interested in Veiling and creating your own, I did create a tutorial for 3 new styles below:
I use to think Lent was a 40 day journey when you “give up” something you love (ex: sweets/soft drinks/social media, etc.)
However, someone once told me that it could also be doing something good for you, like creating a new healthy habit. For example: running half a mile on Tuesdays and Thursdays until Lent ends or eating a side serving of greens at every meal, even possibly get enough sleep. It’s meant to help find balance, build discipline, do penance, prepare for the death & resurrection of Jesus, and ultimately build a closer relationship to Christ.
It reminds me of New Year’s resolutions, but you only have 40+ days to do it – And you do it all for the glory of God.
I understand Lent means something different to everyone or maybe has no relevance at all. But I would like to challenge everyone to do something good for yourselves until April 9th (forever would be good 😆). At the very least, speak words of encouragement everyday to yourself, someone you know, or a complete stranger🙏.
I’m still learning and growing in my faith. Feel free to share what Lent means to you? What are you giving up that too much of is not healthy? or what new good habits would you like to incorporate into your life.
Since there are three pillars of Lent (prayer, fasting, almsgiving), I will…
1) Pray to love and appreciate where I am today, not belittle my daily efforts.
2) Fasting: on top of Fridays, No meat during Lent season – Hoping I can learn to meal plan better. If you know of tasty and healthy vegan/vegetarian recipes, feel free to share😁. Also, I started Veiling at mass on Ash Wednesday. A personal practice I would like to continue after Lent is over.
3) Almsgiving: share and spread the works of @svdp_hou_vol
Here is a Veil I made for mass on Ash Wednesday and through Lent. It is the triangle Chapel Veil in the first video.
Here is the first Chapel Veil tutorial:
Thank you for visiting and may you have a wonderful Lenten Season.