The Ashes: Family Reflection Video

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We begin Lent with ashes on our foreheads. What does this smudge mean? Perhaps the heart understands better than the head because more people go to church on Ash Wednesday than any other day of the year including Christmas and Easter.

Why are the ashes so popular?

I think you’ll agree Father Ron Rolheiser does of beautiful job of describing this for us. We can all relate to Cinderella. This fairy tale reminds us of the value of ashes. Suffering that leads to a new day, a fuller life … beyond our wildest dreams.

Each weekday, the homily from Daily Mass at Holy Cross Family Ministries is shared online. Visit Family Rosary: World at Prayer and sign up to receive notifications of each day’s homily.


Copyright 2020 Fr. Willy Raymond, C.S.C.

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Fr. Willy Raymond, C.S.C., is a Catholic Priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross and President of Holy Cross Family Ministries.

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