Category: Ash Wednesday

5 Ways to Balance Out Ash Wednesday/Valentine’s Day

For the first time since 1945, Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day are falling together on the same day. This may be a cause for panic among those who were looking forward to getting chocolate boxes, cards and flowers but will have to swap them out for abstinence, ashes and almsgiving.

What Ash Wednesday Is All About

The central meaning of Ash Wednesday relates to our humanness, mortality, weakness and fallenness. Ash Wednesday signals the beginning of Lent, a period of reflection and sentience.

The Feast of Love

A peculiar quirk of the calendar this year times Ash Wednesday to coincide with Valentine’s Day, and Easter with April Fool’s Day.
While Catholics will not mistake the Resurrection for an April Fool’s joke, some will likely be torn between observing the Church’s disciplines governing Ash Wednesday