“Remember, Man is dust, and unto dust you shall return.”
The Roman Catholic tradition dictates that Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of this 40-day liturgical period of prayer and fasting. Today, we Catholic Christians celebrate Ash Wednesday where we go to hear mass and let the priest or the lay ministers mark our foreheads with a cross of ashes.
The Ash Wednesday is observed by fasting, abstinence from meat, and repentance. It is a day of contemplating one’s life in a spiritual, meditative way. Nowadays, the abstinence from meat is only observed during Ash Wednesday and Good Friday … [ Continue reading Lenten Season 2013 ]