Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ash Wednesday...

Today's ash wednesday, signifying the first day of Lent and occurs forty six days before Easter. As a sign of repentance, ashes is placed on the foreheads of the people going to church this time. These ashes were the burned palm crosses during the Palm Sunday and is usually mixed with the Oil of the Catachumens.

Remember, O man, that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return. (Latin: Memento homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.)

Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel.

Repent, and hear the good news.


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