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Ash Wednesday

February 10, 2016 by  
Filed under Ashes, Lent, Liz Estler, Sacramentals, Sin


Ash Wednesday   Editor’s Note: In order to better understand how the celebration of Ash Wednesday came about, and how to better enter into the Lenten season, today, as we begin this important time of Lent, we bring you an excerpt from an older text on the celebration of this penitential observance of the start of the Church’s Lenten season. “On Ash Wednesday the Church begins... Read More

Preparation for Death: Gone to Eternity


Preparation for Death Editor’s Note: Today, Ash Wednesday, we begin our Lenten reflection series: “Preparation for Death”, written by St. Alphonsus M. Liguori and originally published in 1758. That means it contains some dated references. Nevertheless, its teaching is sound. This series is a very sobering set of reflections geared toward conversion of heart and offered for your Lenten... Read More

Ash Wednesday

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Editor’s Note: Thanks to the good people of Baronius Press, on this Ash Wednesday we begin our Lenten series of excerpts from the Carmelite meditation classic “Divine Intimacy” by Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, OCD. Ash Wednesday Presence of God – I place myself in Your presence, O Lord; illumine with Your light the eternal truths, and awaken in my soul a sincere desire... Read More

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