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Amusing Ash Wednesday note

On Twitter today, I saw someone refer to the mark from ashes as an
#ashtag
Heh.

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Francis at Santa Sabina

I am watching the Holy Father process to and enter the first Roman Station Church, Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill.

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LENTCAzT 01: Ash Wednesday

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Today is Ash Wednesday.  Spiritual war begins.  ”Discipline” begins.
GO TO CONFESSION!
Today is a day of fast and of abstinence for most of us.

With this audio offering, I continue a series of daily podcasts for Lent.  … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday by T.S. Eliot

Have you ever read or studied T.S Eliot’s poem Ash Wednesday?
You should have, you know.
Let us not let Ash Wednesday pass without at least touching on the poem.
If you have never read or heard it, at least you can hear … Continue reading

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Remember! Fast and abstinence! What’s your plan?

What are you all having for your meals today?
I had no breakfast.  I plan on vegetable soup and a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch and for supper salad of mixed greens and oil and vinegar.

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Ash Wednesday glimpses and papal liturgical music observations

First, lunch was a cup of soup and a grilled cheese sandwich.

This was consumed while viewing the Holy Father’s Mass at Santa Sabina, the Roman Station.  The day began at the nearby San’tAnselmo on the Aventine Hill for the collect.  There … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Ash Wednesday (2002MR) – WAR!

The Roman Station for Ash Wednesday is Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill.
The Collect in the 2002 Missale Romanum, is an ancient prayer found in the Gelasian Sacramentary for the Vigil of Pentecost.  It is also among the prayers for … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday, Fasting, Abstaining, and You.

According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church, Latin Church Catholics are bound to observe fasting and abstinence on Ash Wednesday.
Here are some details. I am sure you know them already, but they are good … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Ashes, Very Small Children, and You – An annual discussion.

From a priest:
Reverend and Dear Father,
Ash Wednesday is soon to be upon us, and I am faced with the situation I am often faced with: whether to impose ashes on cute, angel-faced infants.
It never fails that, as the faithful come … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Young children receiving ashes this Wednesday.

From a reader:
I have a three year old girl. She loves the material aspects of
Catholicism (holy cards, holy water, lighting candles, relics etc) and has a pretty good understanding of them for her age.
Can she receive ashes on Ash Wednesday? … Continue reading

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