Tag Archive | Pope Frances’ Lenten message

Ashes to ashes ~ Dust to dust

Dear Friends, 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 the penitent’s forehead he says one of two poignant phrases: REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE DUST AND UNTO DUST YOU SHALL RETURN, or  REPENT AND […]