Denver: black wristbands for Lent
March 09, 2011
The Archdiocese of Denver’s liturgy office has made 100,000 black wristbands available for the Lenten season. The wristbands have the word “sacrificium” stamped on them.
“The psychology is that you are not in it alone,” said Father Randy Dollins, who developed the idea. “It is a constant reminder of the practices of fasting and abstinences that you and every other Catholic are doing during Lent.”
“You’re wearing one and someone on the street asks about it,” he added. “You have the chance to share with them what it is and its meaning and the next thing you know, you’re evangelizing to people—all from a little black bracelet.”