Fasting and Ashes

Today is the first day of Lent, February 26, 2020. This is the time we Christians take the Hand of our dear Jesus as He ventures off into the desert, to fast, pray, and fight temptations from the evil one, the flesh and worldly allurements. The prayer we say in the Liturgy of the Hours sums up the meaning of …

Ash Wednesday

The great Lent has begun today with Ash Wednesday. Many Christians received the mark of the cross on their foreheads today at Mass or another church service–a reminder of our frail humanity that will one day return to the dust of the earth from which it came. This reminder invites us to return to the Lord “with our whole heart …