Aleteia logoAleteia logoAleteia
Wednesday 22 May |
Saint of the Day: St. Rita of Cascia
Aleteia logo
Lifestyle
separateurCreated with Sketch.

8 Old Irish Lenten traditions

Croagh Patrick

AlbertMi | Shutterstock

Cerith Gardiner - published on 02/16/21

These traditions show how much Lent has changed for many.

Lent begins tomorrow, and as many of consider how to make it a rewarding experience in the face of the ongoing sacrifices we are already making, it can be edifying to look at traditional Lenten practices and take inspiration from them.

Ireland is one place in the world where there are strong traditions associated with Lent. If we look to the way Lent has been observed in such places over the years, it can give us the strength to believe that a worldwide pandemic is only a slight bump in a road when it comes to a 2,000-year-old history.


Irish high cross Clonmacnois

Read more:
12 Irish sayings to make you smile, reflect, and be grateful

Tags:
IrelandLent
Enjoying your time on Aleteia?

Articles like these are sponsored free for every Catholic through the support of generous readers just like you.

Help us continue to bring the Gospel to people everywhere through uplifting Catholic news, stories, spirituality, and more.

Aleteia-Pilgrimage-300×250-1.png
Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.