Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a rich season for deepening our relationship with the Lord through prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
As we begin the journey to Easter, we examine Ash Wednesday more closely in this set of stories from our partner, Catholic News Service.
Rooted in Lenten prayer, hope leads to conversion
The journey to Easter calls us to a change of heart, drawing us ever closer to Christ as our lives unfold.
Ashes on the outside call us to look inward during Lent
Ash Wednesday leaves an unmistakable mark, one that invites us to undertake a “spiritual do-over” by turning from sin and seeking the Lord.
Ash Wednesday can be rebirth of faith in lapsed Catholics
Although it’s not a holy day of obligation, the first day of Lent attracts many inactive believers. Parishes can keep them coming back by offering plenty of opportunities to volunteer, pray and fast.
Help keep Catholic media free, support CatholicPhilly.com
You may have noticed “pay walls” greeting you when you visit the websites of newspapers and magazines, both large and small. These mechanisms allow you to read a few articles for free before you’ve got to pay an annual fee if you want to see more.
You won’t find a pay wall on CatholicPhilly.com because we’re more than a news organization. We’re informing, inspiring and forming readers in the Catholic faith every day through the news, features and commentaries that we post on this site and share across social media.
It costs money to provide high-quality coverage of the local Catholic communities we primarily serve, while also distributing national and world news of interest to Catholics, plus the orthodox teachings of the Catholic faith.
Help us in this mission by making a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community.
Make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
or by credit card: