Today, Catholics Around the World Observe Ash Wednesday As a Holy Day of Prayer and Fasting

Ash Wednesday which marks the start of the season of Lent. It is the first day of Lent, which is a 40-day period of prayer, repentance, and fasting for many Catholics.

The ashes normally placed on a person’s forehead symbolize penance and the dust from which God made people

May this day teach us humility, kindness, and sacrifice for the good of others. For we are reminded that we are from dust, and to dust we shall return.