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 just about abstaining from a favorite food, or is there something more to it?