Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Thou Art Dust

As we enter into Lent we are reminded on Ash Wednesday of our human mortality when the Priest blesses us with ashes and recites ' Memento, homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverum reverteris.'

A beautiful picture of a veiled lady and young girl receiving their Ashes in the 1950s.

Modestly veiled and serenely praying at the Ash Wednesday Holy Mass in India.

A young girl claims her ashes in a black flowered mantilla, ideal for Lent.

'Remember  O man, that dust thou art, and to dust thou shalt return'.

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