Today, a fast day, marks the beginning of Lent. Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of blessing ashes made from palm branches blessed on the previous Palm Sunday, and placing them on the heads of participants to the accompaniment of the words “Turn away from Sin, and be faithful to the Gosepl”. Mass at 10am and 7pm.
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St. Rose (1586-1617). Born at Lima in Peru, she took the habit of the Third Order of St. Dominic, the lay part of the Order, and made great progress in a life of penance and mystical contemplation. The first saint of S. America.
St. Bartholomew. Born at Cana in Galilee, Philip the apostle led him to Jesus. By tradition, after Our Lord’s ascension into Heaven, he preached the Gospel in India, where he suffered martyrdom. Picture: Ss Bartholomew and John.