Abstinence

ASH WEDNESDAY (Feb. 10, 2016 . Fasting and Abstinence*). WHAT IS LENT? WHY THE IMPOSITION OF ASHES?


ASH WEDNESDAY (Feb. 10, 2016 . Fasting and Abstinence*). WHAT IS LENT? WHY THE IMPOSITION OF ASHES? “RETURN TO ME WITH YOUR WHOLE HEART, WITH FASTING, AND WEEPING, AND MOURNING; REND YOUR HEARTS, NOT YOUR GARMENTS, AND RETURN TO THE LORD, YOUR GOD. FOR GRACIOUS AND MERCIFUL IS HE, SLOW TO ANGER, RICH IN KINDNESS, AND RELENTING IN PUNISHMENT (Joel 2:12).” These are the words we read in the liturgical rite of the imposition of ashes during this day which marks the []