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Ash Wednesday

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Just returned from Mass and taking part in Ash Wednesday. According to Wiki: Ash Wednesday gets its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of the faithful as a sign of repentance. The ashes used are gathered after the Palm Crosses from the previous year’s Palm Sunday are burned. In the liturgical practice of some churches, the ashes are mixed with the Oil of the Catechumens[1] (one of the sacred oils used to anoint those about to…

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Getting ready to say goodbye

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I’m returning home in four days and I can’t wait. But first we needed to celebrate Aunt Judy’s 60th birthday. Aunt Judy is a big reason why I’ve had such a wonderful experience in New York. She gave me a place to live for a little while. She also played a very influential part in helping me to return to my faith by practically dragging me to daily Mass. She’s had a tough life, losing two children, one to leukemia,…

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