Monday, March 10, 2008

Holy Water during Lent

Probably about 11-12 years ago, at a parish that will remain nameless, I attended a Lenten parish workshop given by a very nice-looking and interesting Jesuit priest. As I recall, he was one of those who advocated emptying out the fonts (and perhaps filling them with sand to reinforce the 'dryness' theme) during the Lenten season. He also mentioned the idea of using dry branches, and sort of dead-looking things to decorate during Lent.

At the time, I thought it rather odd and a bit unusual, but he was supposedly a liturgist and spoke with such authority...

Here is a link that pretty well definitively nixes the idea of removing Holy Water during Lent and gives pretty darn good reasons why, too... Thanks to Father Z.

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