Ash Wednesday

Posted: February 23, 2007 by piusranson in Uncategorized

Memento homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.

Remember, man, that you are dust and unto dust you shall return.

Time passes real fast. Its Ash Wednesday once again 21/2/07. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of the LENTEN SEASON (LENT). A period of fasting, abstinence and repentance. Although it is not a day of 0bligation, most Roman Catholics still observe that day seriously. Extraordinary Ministers or Priest, marks the sign of the cross using ashes, burnt from last year’s palm leaves.

It reminds us that we come from dust and unto dust we shall return. Be it cremation or burying-eventually we will still turn into dust. Ministers and priests when administering the ashes will always say phrases like,”Turn away from sin…” ,”repent and hear the good news”. We are suppose to reflect on it. We must turn away from sin…

I confess to Almighty God
and to you my brothers and sisters
that i have sinned through my own fault
In my thoughts, in my words;
in what i have done, in what i have failed to do
And i ask Blessed Mary ever Virgin
All the Angels and Saints
And you my brothers and sisters
to pray for me to the Lord our God.



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