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A journey toward change

What is it about Ash Wednesday that it exerts such a pull on the lives of Catholics?


There are three days within the Church’s liturgical year that are guaranteed to bring people to a church service. The first two are Christmas and Easter. They are the two most important feasts in Christianity, marking, as they do, the birth and resurrection of Jesus. The third day is Ash Wednesday.


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