Tag Archive | Lent

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust ~ Can we rise again?

Ash Wednesday 2018 Dear Friends, Ash Wednesday is upon us once again. Easter is early this year ~ Sunday April 1st. So, you may ask ~ what are ashes all about? We Catholics like symbols.  (So does Harry Potter.) What can they tell us about life? And death?  And reality? When the priest smears ashes […]

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

Dear Friends, Ash Wednesday is upon us once again. Easter is late this year on Sunday,  April 16th, So, you may ask ~ what’s this Ashes thing” We Catholics like symbols.  (So does Harry Potter.) What are ashes about? What can they tell us about life? And death?  And reality? When the priest smears ashes […]

The Jesus I know and love

Thursday after Ash Wednesday, February 19th, 2015 Dear Sisters and Brothers, In the first reading, Moses says: “I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse.  Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the Lord, your God, heeding his voice, and holding fast to him” (Deuteronomy 30:15-20). […]

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

  Dear Friends, Ash Wednesday is upon us once again. Easter is early this year ~ April 5th So, you may ask ~ what’s this Ashes thing” We Catholics like symbols.  (So does Harry Potter.) What are ashes about? What can they tell us about life? And death?  And reality? When the priest smears ashes […]

The Jesus I know and love

Thursday after Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2014 Dear Sisters and Brothers, In the first reading, Moses says: “I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse.  Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the Lord, your God, heeding his voice, and holding fast to him” (Deuteronomy […]

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

Dear Friends, Ash Wednesday is upon us once again. Easter is early this year ~ March 31st. So, you may ask ~ what’s this Ashes thing” We Catholics like symbols.  (So does Harry Potter.) What are ashes about? What can they tell us about life? And death?  And reality? When the priest smears ashes on […]

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

Dear Friends, Ash Wednesday is upon us. And you may ask ~ what’s this Ashes thing” We Catholics like symbols.  (So does Harry Potter.) What do ashes mean? What can they tell us about life? And death?  And reality? When the priest smears ashes on the penitent’s forehead he says one of two poignant phrases: […]