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Fasting during Lent

By Danny Sales '17

Fasting does not simply have to apply to food. The principle of fasting can be applied by giving up an item or practice that is keeping one from becoming closer to God.

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Why are there circles on the Lent banners?

The hemp banners consist of 40 circular forms dyed using cochineal (a natural dye from an insect native to Central and South America) in the Shibori, a Japanese resistance, technique. The circles represent the 40 days of Lent and the quest we have towards wholeness with God in this time. The dye is a precious protective by-product that requires the insect to die to produce (read “lenten sacrifice”).