Hot off the press or should I say fresh from the artist's pen, here is a visual pathway for marking our journey during Lent. Lydia kindly made a new calendar for us this year. As in other years, we mount it simply on a piece of purple construction paper. The young ones color one space each day as we make our way through Lent,
moving ever closer to Holy Week and finally the glory of Easter. Lydia did a lovely job, surrounding the page with a border of thorns, with lilies at Easter Sunday when we will celebrate the triumph of the Resurrection. I wasn't going to use one of these this year, but Eliza is already asking to cover the statues (as we do in Passiontide) and make kalacs and birds' nests (as we do for Easter), so I thought a little visual of the forty days would be helpful. ;-)
Be sure to select 'fit to printable area' when you go to print it. (it prints well in black and white - the purple you see is the paper it is mounted on)
A blessed Ash Wednesday to you all.