Tag Archives: Ash Wednesday

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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That smudge.

Ash Wednesday is around the corner.  In the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, the lovely and persistent feature-writer Anna Arco has an article with comments about that ash-smudge.
Don’t rub off your ashes, urges bishop
By Anna Arco
Catholics should try … Continue reading

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Lent begins in one week!

For Latin Church Catholics the beginning of Lent comes in one week with Ash Wednesday.
Are you ready?  Do you have a plan for your Lent?
Be prudent as you plan and don’t bite off too much at the beginning.  You can … Continue reading

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Concerning ashes.

Today is Sexagesimus Sunday.  Ash Wednesday is but a week and a half away.
“Remember man that thou art dust and unto dust thou shalt return.”
I am sure you are making your plans for your Lenten practices.  No, really… I’m sure … Continue reading

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Did you hear a good Ash Wednesday sermon? Share a point.

If you heard an Ash Wednesday sermon which was worthwhile, share ONE SINGLE POINT you can recall for us, as concisely as possible… a single sentence, if possible.

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Benedict XVI and Ash Wednesday – live

The Holy Father has begun his journey from Sant’Anselmo to Santa Sabina for the Ash Wednesday Roman Station Mass.
The Mass to be heard on Vatican Radio … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Ash Wednesday (2002MR)

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 … Continue reading

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