Valentine's Day Falls On Ash Wednesday For First Time In DecadesValentine’s Day is, of course, typically celebrated romantic gifts, chocolate and possibly a sumptuous dinner, but that may not be possible on usually somber Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent, the season of penance.
Ash Wednesday Marks Start Of 40-Day Season Of LentAsh Wednesday ushers in the 40-day season of Lent, when Christians prepare for Easter by doing penance for sins and seeking spiritual renewal through prayer, discipline and good works.
Southern Californians Observe Ash WednesdayChristians throughout Southern California will observe Ash Wednesday today, beginning the 40-day season of Lent, when the faithful prepare for Easter.
Christians To Mark Beginning Of Lent On Ash WednesdaySouthland Christians will mark the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday.
Gomez Celebrates First Ash Wednesday As ArchbishopArchbishop Jose H. Gomez celebrated his first Ash Wednesday Mass Wednesday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, beginning the 40-day season of Lent.

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