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Are you preparing for the “’gesima’s,” those old-fashioned names for the three Sundays before Lent, marking 70-, 60-, and 50-days-before-Easter? Septuagesima, Sexagesima, and Quinquagesima have always been three of my favorite Sundays.

(The math actually works for Quinquagesima, but the other two are just approximations.)

Traditionally the ‘’gesima’s” mark the pre-Lenten carnival season. And they’re the perfect time to find your way to Lent Madness, a new Lenten tradition that comes to us from Forward Movement, publishers of “Forward Day by Day.” Go to the Lent Madness website, and learn how you can help bestow the “Golden Halo 2014.”