Ash Wednesday: A Time of Reflection

Michelle H. Daino
During his Ash Wednesday Liturgy homily, Monsignor William Benwell reminded the Mount Saint Mary Academy community about the significance of receiving ashes.
"Some people do not know why they are receiving them - they just feel they have to do it. But it is to remind us of the fragile and fleeting quality of human existence. Remember that you are dust and to dust you will return.” He also encouraged the students, faculty and staff: "There is one thing that is eternal and that is our souls and our relationship with Almighty God. Lent is a time to work on our relationship with God" and to focus less on the worldly priorities and more on the spiritual.
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