Elizabeth Kaeton at Telling Secrets:
Note: This is a little ‘blurb’ I send out to my parishioners at the beginning of the Season of Lent to explain why we do what we do. I would love it if you wrote in and told me what you do in your parish that is different – or if your understanding of why we do what we do is different.
There are forty days and forty nights of the Season of Lent,beginning with Ash Wednesday and ending on Easter Day. If you count up the number of days in that period of time, however, you will note that the total is 48. That’s because Sundays are always considered a celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord and are, therefore, not counted.
Read on. This is excellent: Telling Secrets: “Everything you ever wanted to know about Lent, but were afraid to ask.”