Ashes, Blessing

Ashes being blessed before distribution, Lent, 2014

Ashes being blessed before distribution, Lent, 2014

Our priest had an excellent homily (much of which is here on his blog) on the spiritual warfare that is going on during Lent. Here he is blessing the ashes.

 

Lent Begins

“Woe to me if I should prove myself but a halfhearted soldier in the service of my thorn-crowned Captain.”

And, last night on Twitter:

‏@BradBradsweet wrote:

I’ll be praying for all in my Twitter Parish during Lent /
Je prierai pour tous dans ma paroisse «Twitter» pendant ce temps de Carême

I replied:

Thank you! And let us all pray for priests and bishops. Lent is a battle and you guys are officers and on the front lines.

Pray much for priests and bishops!

UPDATE: Here’s an excellent article on Lent by Deacon Keith Fournier.