Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Carne Valle

From AmericanCatholic.org:

"Mardi Gras, literally "Fat Tuesday," has grown in popularity in recent years as a raucous, sometimes hedonistic event. But its roots lie in the Christian calendar, as the "last hurrah" before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday."

Read the rest of the article here.

Once upon a time--way back when (as St. Augustine puts it in his Confessions) "I walked the streets of Babylon, and wallowed in the mire thereof"--bidding a most jovial arrivederci! to the flesh, hopping on a plane to New Orleans for Mardi Gras or to Brazil for Carnival and partying a few weeks of my life away behind a fabulous mask would have definitely been on my "must do" list.

Thank God wisdom prevails.

The Rivers of Babylon 

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