The Biblical Roots of Ash Wednesday

by Brant Pitre at Catholic Productions

In this video, Dr. Pitre gives insight into the Biblical foundation for Ash Wednesday, as well as the rationale and purpose of the season of Lent. He addresses questions such as:
  • Why do you we use ashes?
  • Why are we asked of the Church to increase our fasting, prayer, and almsgiving during Lent?
  • Is Lent just about abstaining from a favorite food, or is there something more to it?

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