Posts Tagged ‘Lent’

Lent ends tomorrow!

Saturday, 22 March 2008

Radom train at twilight

Twilight train on the W-wa Jeziorki blog

Many Poles are visiting their parish churches this morning with baskets of food, which are blessed by the priest (swieconka) and then become the centrepiece of the traditional breakfast meal on Easter Sunday. Catholics are supposed to have been abstaining from there hedonistic Polish lifestyles since Ash Wednesday. (Perhaps Mieczys┼éaw Olender, chairman of PCC Rail, should remind his staff?) In these materialist times not many bother to do so. It’s interesting to read about the experiences of someone who does takes their Lenten abstinence seriously. At this point BTWT readers may be wondering what all this has got to do with Polish Railways. Patience, dear reader, patience. Mike Dembinski not only runs the W-wa Jeziorki blog, but has been subjecting his body to the full rigours of strict Lenten abstinence. Read all about it here, here, here, here, here, here and here. Oh yes and Mike’s blog carries some interesting photography of the local railway scene as well!