Ash Wednesday Marks the Start of Lent

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent in the Catholic church. Members of the church are called to examine their relationship with God and the wider community. Often times, it is done with the traditional practices of giving alms, fasting and prayer.

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  1. Video: "How Lent got ashes?" from Catholic News Service.

  2. Here are some tweets on Ash Wednesday that appeared before noon:

  3. This ancient tradition of receiving ashes remains a fresh tradition for some. 
  4. In Atlanta, some Catholic churches were making the experience an opportunity to connect with other Christian traditions. 
  5. Taking advantage of social media, twitter users tagged their remarks with #ashtag
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