Lent at All Saints

“Lent is a time of truth. Christians, called by the Church to prayer, penance, fasting and self-sacrifice, place themselves before God and recognize themselves; they rediscover themselves.” —Pope St. John Paul II

We began our Lenten observance on Wednesday 14th February with Ash Wednesday Liturgies for all students. Joined by Father John Tuohy, students had the opportunity to receive ashes on their heads in the sign of the cross. This tradition can be traced back to the Old Testament, where the Israelites would cover themselves in ashes as a sign of mourning and repentance.