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ash wednesday

If you wear ashes, is that like parading around your holiness?

Podcast Recorded: February 3, 2016

In this Random Nun Clip, a listener asks if people who wear ashes on Ash Wednesday are showing off their holiness. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast at AS180.

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Lent, Repent, Reinvent

Blog Published: March 9, 2011

Today is the first day of Lent, one of the major feast days of the Church. Traditionally it has been a time of “repentance.” It is not a time for guilt-inducement, to think about all the things we’ve done wrong or could have done better and feel bad.

And so Lent begins

Blog Published: February 7, 2008

What’s different however is that this year I feel like Lent has arrived just at the right time for me. It’s as if it is synched up to my own spiritual life as I’ve naturally moved into a space of regrouping, taking stock, cleaning up, and looking forward.

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Why Lent Rocks

Blog Published: February 21, 2007

Today begins the awesome and holy season of Lent. When Ash Wednesday hits we tend to think, “O no, now I have to give something up.” But Ash Wednesday and Lent are so much more than that. It is a time of preparation, a time of freeing ourselves from the things that bind us and moving into a deeper relationship with God, our family and friends, and the Church community.

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