On Wednesday, March 5th, the Church began a period of intense prayer, fasting and of giving alms to the poor. Lent.
At Eucharistic services on that day, the faithful received the sign of the Cross on their foreheads with ashes. 473 more words
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In the General Audience teaching which Pope Francis gave on Ash Wednesday, he pointed out that:
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Lent is to be lived as a time of conversion, of personal and communal renewal through drawing close to God and confident adherence to the Gospel.