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Ash Wednesday

February 14, 2024

Today marks the beginning of Lent and is a solemn day of fasting and penitence. Pope Benedict XVI said, “Lent is a journey. It means accompanying Jesus as he travels to Jerusalem, the place where the mystery of his passion, death, and resurrection is to be fulfilled. It reminds us that Christian life is a ‘road’ to be traveled, consisting not so much in a law to be observed as in the person of Christ himself, who must be encountered, welcomed, and followed.”

For more information see https://www.franciscanmedia.org/st-anthony-messenger/february-2021/dust-to-dust-an-ash-wednesday-reflection/

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February 14, 2024
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“Our greatest fulfillment lies in giving ourselves to others.”
–Henri Nouwen