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Photos: Pandemic affects Philippines’ Ash Wednesday tradition

The coronavirus pandemic has affected not only the lives of Filipinos but even their traditional religious practices

US faithful mark Ash Wednesday from a distance

Communities of faith in the US have grown more creative to reach congregants hungry for spiritual and social connections

Pope Francis starts Lent as Ash Wednesday rites scaled back for...

During Lent, which ends with Easter, Christians are called on to fast, practice more good deeds, give alms, among others

Lent is time for acts of gratitude, archbishop reminds Filipino faithful

“It is not about what we give up. It is saying ‘thank you’ for everything that makes us holy," says Archbishop Socrates Villegas

400 days of Lent?

“This is the fasting that I want: that you share your bread with the hungry, shelter the oppressed and the homeless...”

The Lenten life

The season of Lent reminds us that there is A GREATER LIFE TO BE LIVED, a life made so precious by the victory on Calvary

Philippine Catholic parishes, dioceses prepare for Ash Wednesday observance

Ash Wednesday marks the start of the Lenten Season, which is a 40-day period of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving in the Catholic Church

Manila parishes may use dried leaves, plants for Ash Wednesday observance

The dried leaves can be burned and the ashes used to mark the foreheads or to sprinkle on the head of the faithful

In Kalookan, Catholic faithful can receive ash at home on Ash...

Being distributed with the ashes is a prayer and a short note explaining the observance of Ash Wednesday

Philippine bishops to implement new guidelines for Ash Wednesday observance

Bishop Broderick Pabillo of Manila said the sprinkling of ashes on the head of the faithful is the practice in ancient times

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