As For Me, I Gave Up Catholicism for Lent About 35 Years Ago…


From Glenn Beck's site The Blaze, the ultimate Lenten sacrifice:

An Iowa man says he is serious about Lent — the 46-day period between Ash Wednesday and Easter. So serious, in fact, he's celebrating the Christian practice by doing what ancient monks did: giving up everything but water and beer.

J. Wilson, a homebrewer, says he became fascinated when heard the story of how ancient monks used to make a special brew called doppelbock, or "liquid bread," when they were forbidden to eat food during Lent. That gave him the idea to try it himself.

More here.

This seems like a good time to remember Brother Dominic, patron saint of copiers: