Ash Wednesday . . .

The Day of Ashes– Begins the first Day of Lent on February 22 of 2023!

It is a holy day of prayer and fasting with six weeks of penitence before Easter!

For me I sometimes have difficulty, since I never know if I have done enough, falling into despair –

And though at times I do not dare to hope That I might find hope again To question heaven For when wings of hope have taken flight And higher still Only in my dreams at night Of flowing streams and budding flowers An imaginary place I must create Until the wings of hope escaped, return again A place where I can hope once more Where I can rest my head When all peace prevails

No matter how much we offer in penance and confession, of giving of ourselves, only as we trust in
our Lord and His offering for us will it be enough!

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