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Day 1: Ash Wednesday

I take my first steps into whatever comes next, carrying everything that I possess… which is nothing. I own no things. Nothing.

But I am clean and I am free. 265 more words

Jesus

Mardi Gras in New Orleans – A Traditional Celebration

Mardi Gras is a massive family holiday which occurs annually in New Orleans, and includes music, floats and parades. Normally celebrated on Fat Tuesday, which is the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of the period of Lent (a time of sacrifice), the tradition began on February 24, 1857 by the Krewe of Comus. 435 more words

Wendy Saunders

SHOULD CHRISTIANS MARK THEMSELVES WITH THE SIGN OF THE HOLY CROSS?

Since the earliest centuries of Christianity, the holy Catholic Church has been persecuted because of her beliefs and practices which seemed to be so difficult to understand especially by those who strongly opposed them. 4,778 more words

Divinity Of Jesus Christ

Meditation for Summer Solstice

It’s not Ash Wednesday, but I feel the need to burn some things up – let them rise with the flames, let them settle with the ash. 234 more words

Ash Wednesday (1973)

The Fountain of Youth

***This Review Contains Spoilers***

Richard Burton hated this movie, calling it a “f***ing bloody, lousy, nothing film”, I must strongly disagree. Ash Wednesday paints a haunting picture of a plastic surgery hospital, with patients walking around like zombies with bandages over their heads in a last desperate bid to be young again. 381 more words

Movie Reviews

Christmas Bells on Ash Wednesday

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Birthed in a blood-orange haze,
a torture of sound batters my ears; 
the front-running wind – that howling dervish,
whipped into a firestorm frenzy. 220 more words

Poem

Snow & Ash

With both children in school this was going to be the year I finally got around to going to an Ash Wednesday service.  I would go to St. 792 more words