Ash Wednesday in the Desert…and for 12-year olds. — Charlotte was Both

Well worth reading, both for the passage on Lent in the desert, and for how older Catholic books treat older children (those who have been confirmed, which used to be at a much younger age than high school) as full members of the Church Militant.

 

https://archive.org/stream/apilgrimagetopa00geragoog?ui=embed#mode/1up

From previous years, but still worth a read! How did I happen up on this? In the usual, wandering way. I went to archive.org and typed in “ash wednesday” in the search box, and after wading through a bunch of sermons and pamphlets (including one I had written!), I happened upon this, and stumbled into a huge rabbit hole. […]

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One thought on “Ash Wednesday in the Desert…and for 12-year olds. — Charlotte was Both

  1. I was confirmed at 8; I’m still upset they won’t even let the kids START until they’re 16, here. It’s like they’re trying to lose them…..

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