Ash Wednesday: March 6, 2019

To begin the liturgical season of Lent, priests and seminarians gathered in the seminary chapel on Ash Wednesday morning to assist at the blessing and distribution of ashes. The ashes come from the burning of the palms from the previous Palm Sunday. They are put on the heads of all present as a reminder of what God told Adam in the Book of Genesis: “Remember man, that thou art dust, and unto dust thou shalt return.”