LENT - I Fast So Our Lady Can Work Miracles-What's Your Superpower?
My speech on how REAL Men can restore Catholic civilization this Lent through the ultimate act of physical Charity: fasting
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SHROVE TUESDAY - LENTEN FASTING FOR MEN TALK
Presented to The Fraternal Society of Saint John The Evangelist, Tampa, FL
Text by Mike Church ©2023-CRUSADE Radio Guild
A LITTLE HISTORY OF MARDI GRAS/SHROVE TUESDAY - Rev. Fathers, Ladies & Gents and Radical Traditional Catholic Extremist Enemies of The State!
According to historians, the celebration of Mardi Gras has its roots in the pagan Roman celebration of Lupercalia. This was a February holiday and it honored the Roman god of fertility. It involved feasting, drinking, and carnal behavior. So THIS is what most people think Mardi Gras is and always has been.
However, with the rise of the Church in ancient Rome, Christian teaching and morals took root, but there always remained a strong need to blend ancient Roman traditional practices with the growing Christian faith. The blending of tradition with new religious beliefs was a common practice in the ancient world and it helped people to transition away from paganism. So THIS is what Mardi Gras is actually supposed to be about.
As The Catholic Faith spread throughout Europe during the first millennium, different cultures celebrated the last day before Lent in their own ways, adapting the practices to suit their cultures. In France, the holiday became particularly popular as people feasted on foods that would be given up during the forty days of Lent. Meats, eggs, and milk were finished off in one day, giving the holiday its French title of 'Mardi Gras' which literally translated means ‘Tuesday Fat’ or what we call today Fat Tuesday.
This French tradition for Shrove Tuesday of course made its way to France’s crown jewel in the new world: New Awlins. Catholic New Orleanians created the ad hoc organizations that hosted the first Mardi Gras balls, dances and street festivities…
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