Published 02/16/2012, Lake County News Chronicle
Feb. 22 is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Christian season of Lent. The observance of Lent goes back almost 2,000 years when it was kept for two or three days as a time of soul-searching, repentance, and reflection. In the Middle Ages, Lent was expanded to the 40 days (excluding Sundays) from Ash Wednesday through Maundy Thursday.Word count: 588
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