The Threefold Path: Prayer, Fasting & Alms

Every year on Ash Wednesday, Christians around the globe receive a smudge or cross of ashes on their foreheads and are reminded they are dust and unto dust they shall return.  It is a reminder that the things of this world are passing and that our destination in life is union with the God who made each of us.

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Sacrificial Love

Today, Catholics mark the beginning of the Lenten season with the celebration of Ash Wednesday. We recognize our sin, our mortality and our need for a Savior. As the priest places ashes on our foreheads we are reminded, “You are dust, and unto dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:19). It is a time for repentance as we begin the observance of Lent.

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