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'.