Meménto homo, + quia pulvis es, et in púlverim revertéris.
Remember, man, + that thou art dust, and unto dust thou shalt return.
Blessing the ashes
"(Lent) is a period of spiritual 'combat' which we must experience alongside Jesus, not with pride and presumption, but using the arms of faith: prayer, listening to the word of God and penance. In this way we will be able to celebrate Easter in truth, ready to renew the promises of our Baptism."
May this holy season be truly one of conversion and renewal for each of us. May Mary, Model of Faith, share with us her own faith and bring us ever closer to the Heart of Jesus!