#SOL19: Day 8 SOLSC

Friday school lunches

grilled cheese

peanut butter and jelly

fish sticks

At home, rice and raisins . . .

Can you name the season?

On Day Eight

On Day Eight

No meat I ate.

Fish, yes.

Meat, no.


On Day Eight

Lenten Friday Fate

Meals, yes.

Snacks, no.

On Day Eight

Positives eight.

Negative, no.

Thoughtful, yes.

Lenten celebrations build grace and religious strength.

How do you celebrate Lent?


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17 responses

  1. Wow, Fran, your turned your devotion into a playful poem! Love it!

    1. Too early in Lent to be a habit so I’m working on the “remembering” part!!!

  2. Like the poem. I’ll cheer you on in your celebration!

    1. Melanie,
      We’ve been playing with rhyme and rhythm as memory aids. Thought I would try it as well! ❤

  3. Great way to capture the Lenten traditions. My traditions sound similar to yours – adding the daily slicing brings about other sacrifices.

    1. Christine,
      I default to “giving up” when I know that “adding to” is another option. Some years I have tried to do better by having more on my list but that really just meant MORE to remember! LOL

  4. I celebrate meatless Fridays during Lent, too, so it was nice to read your Slice this morning. You convey so much in spare language; brevity is something I need to try!

    1. Writing
      Sometimes I love the “crispness” of LESS!

  5. I went to Catholic school for 12 years. I was taught not to give something up for Lent but to do something positive. I was so surprised in college to find out other people gave something up. The March Slice Challenge could work for my Lent devotion – never thought about that — it is a positive thing to do. Love your poem – creative as always!

    1. Thanks, Clare.
      The “giving up” is more old school priests/locations. Kinda like reverting to Latin at mass. Choices are nice!

  6. “Celebrate” Lent…I never thought of it that way. I like your poem and the positivity of it. In Catholic school it was all about sacrifice. Your view is special. Thanks for making me think today.

    1. Diane,
      Self-talk. I’m talking myself into it! It’s still a work in progress! 🙂

  7. No meat on Fridays here as well. We also keep meatless Wednesdays, but that is a choice. The nuns and priests always told us we should give up something we really like for Lent. As an adult I always wanted to give up teaching for Lent because I really enjoyed it, but my principal wouldn’t let me. 🙂

    1. YES, I always tried creative approaches to “giving up” as well. I’m sure some of my siblings wished I would give up liver and onions as that is one of my top 5s but that never happened.
      But never give up reading and writing. LOL!

  8. Saying so much in so few words. With a pattern. Great poem!

  9. All the Catholic references to fish Fridays has me thinking of the days of the week song we sang in Kindergarten and how I couldn’t figure out who fish would be on a particular day.

    1. Kristi,
      and now I am thinking . . .
      Days of the Week . . . but more like the Munsters! probably not a k version

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