Lent in College: A Time for Wrestling

I am terrible at Lent. I never seem to get it right. I can't stick to what I've given up or remain dedicated to what I've promised to do. The best I can muster is reading a book relating to Lent and a fish fry or two. Terrible, I know.

Singer Susan Boyle has become a chef for the day, cooking pancakes with school children before the start of Lent. The Britain's Got Talent star flipped pancakes with Cardinal Keith O'Brien, the leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland, and catering

In 2010, Schenck started Lent Madness, a saint-vs-saint online competition on his blog modeled after college basketball's March Madness tournament. The idea caught on, and the madness has spread to include celebrity

By Elizabeth Tenety Fat Tuesday, aka, Mardi Gras, has a reputation for the raucous, but the celebratory season before Lent's fasting and repentance has deep religious roots. Yes, Fat Tuesday commemorates a day of excess before the beginning of the

As we paid for our cups I turned to my friend and said, casually, "What are you doing for Lent?" We're both interns at Sojourners, a Christian organization, so this wasn't a totally odd question. Her face lit up. "I have so many ideas," she blurted out