Posts Tagged ‘Ash Wednesday’

Lent in the Jubilee Year of Mercy

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Tweet Share491 Pin1 +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Each Ash Wednesday, I open the season of Lent by celebrating Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle. As the liturgy unfolds here and throughout the area, we see an inspiring witness of faith. Ash Wednesday is always quite popular, with large numbers […] [Read more]

God’s Covenant with His Children

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Tweet Share34 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleAnyone who reads the Book of Genesis carefully will notice the prominence of the theme of “covenant.” As summarized in the Catechism, God repeatedly makes covenants: with Noah, with Abraham, with Abraham’s son Isaac, and with his son Jacob (CCC 54-73). Indeed, the theme pervades the […] [Read more]

“Remember You are Dust and to Dust You Shall Return”

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Tweet Share221 Pin2 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleOf all the days on the liturgical calendar, Ash Wednesday is one of the most popular. There is something about it that touches us on a fundamental level and it is not unusual to see churches full of people who come forward to receive ashes. The […] [Read more]

Proclaim a Fast

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Tweet Share69 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleThe Lord calls us to return to him with our whole heart, we hear on Ash Wednesday, with the prophet Joel saying to us, “Proclaim a fast!” With this instruction, the Church begins the season of Lent. From the very beginning, fasting, together with prayer and […] [Read more]

Return to the Lord with Your Whole Heart, for He is Merciful

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Tweet Share73 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Today in many of our churches, the words, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the Gospel,” from the Gospel of Mark (1:15) will be repeated as Catholics have their foreheads signed with ashes to mark […] [Read more]