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.
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. […]