Deacon-structing the Catechumenate Part 1: Lent as Baptism
Eight-day-old Deacon Pedro at his Baptism.
When you think of Lent, what do you think of? Do you think of feasting or fasting? Do you think of partying or penance?
How many of you, when you think of Lent, think of Baptism? Surely the Catechumens, those preparing for Baptism at Easter, who do their final preparations during Lent are thinking of Baptism, but the rest of us? A few years ago I received a book by Jerry Galipeau titled, You Have Put On Christ: Cultivating a Baptismal Spirituality (I interviewed Jerry for the Feb 28, 2015 edition of the SLHour). In it he