The Biblical Roots of Ash Wednesday

By |2020-02-14T10:06:43+10:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , |

In this video, Dr. Pitre gives insight into the Biblical foundation for Ash Wednesday, as well as the rationale and purpose of the season of Lent. He addresses questions such as: Why do you we use ashes? Why are we asked of the Church to increase our fasting, prayer, and almsgiving during Lent? Is Lent

Ash Wednesday Prayer

By |2017-09-07T03:04:51+10:00February 10th, 2015|Categories: Lent & Easter, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, a day on which Catholics traditionally resist eating between meals (fasting) and avoid eating meat (abstaining). Many Catholics also attend Mass or have special prayer liturgies. Lent is a forty day period preparation for Easter. It reminds us of the forty-days that Jesus spent in the wilderness before he took