Archives – Culture of Life | Mar. 18, 2011
Why Is Lent Called Lent?
A look at the origin of the word "Lent" in our new feature: "Why Do Catholics ...?"
Lent comes from lengten, an Anglo-Saxon word for spring, according to the Modern Catholic Dictionary by Jesuit Father John Hardon (1914-2000), whose cause for canonization is under way.
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