The day before Lent begins is often called fat Tuesday. The name comes from a time in the Church when the Lenten fast was much stricter. All of the meat, eggs, dairy and fat had to be used up before Ash Wednesday.
For a commentary on Fat Tuesday head over to the Catholic Exchange.
Are you prepared for Lent? Rome Reports that there is a new site to help you make a good Lent:
March 8, 2011. Xt3.com, an online Catholic social network created for the 2008 WYD in Sydney, Australia, has unveiled a new online calendar for Lent 2011. The calendar was made to help Catholics grow spiritually during the 40-day period leading up Easter.
This new calendar offers daily reflections, passages from Scripture, videos that explain Catholic teaching, and stories from the lives of the saints.
The calendar will also suggest a daily “Lenten act” to help Christians prepare for Easter.
The first calendar feature will appear on Ash Wednesday, March 9.More info: http://www.xt3.com/lent/