Event Details

Holy Day: Christian

Time: 12:30 PM until 11:00 PM
Date: Wednesday, February 13
Location: Ash Wednesday
Contact: mission-identity@xavier.edu

Ash Wednesday: The first day of Lent occurring forty-six days before Easter. Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents as a sign of repentance. Lent is a period observed, primarily by Roman Catholics, with fasting, abstinence from meat, and repentance.

Reflection: Remember you are dust and to dust you will return. (Genesis 3:19) - Stated at Ash Wednesday services as a cross of ash is placed on the forehead.


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