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Ash Wednesday 4

Make a U-turn

3:57 PM  Feb 13th, 2013
by Teri Rizvi

Every seat in the house was taken at the 12:05 p.m. Ash Wednesday Mass in the chapel. Every forehead marked with ashes — at least for the moment.

“When you receive the ashes, do not keep them on your forehead for the rest of the day like the hypocrites do, so that everyone can see that they are good Christians or true penitents,” said Father François Rossier, S.M. during the homily.

Rossier, executive director of the Marian Library-International Marian Research Institute, described Lent as a season of conversion.

“We like it or we don’t, depending on what we are asked to convert from,” he said. “In Biblical mentality, ‘to convert’ really means to make a U-turn in front of sin.”

By day’s end, the University of Dayton will have offered eight Ash Wednesday liturgies — on top of a Lenten challenge to students, faculty and staff.

The challenge encourages us to grow deeper in faith during Lent. At @udliturgies on Twitter, the question is, “What are your plans to grow closer to God?” The “Liturgies @ UD” Facebook page urges us to show our commitment to the Lenten challenge with a purple bracelet available at Masses on campus.

Read Father Rossier’s homily here.

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