When Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, we may face several questions: What are you giving up for Lent? Why don’t you eat meat on Fridays? Do you have dirt on your forehead?
We may even have questions of our own: Why are we supposed to give something up for Lent? Where did these ashes come from?
Take a few minutes to watch the VIDEO below, in which Fr. Andy McAlpin, OP answers some of the most commonly asked Lenten questions.
Catholics are called to spend the next several weeks focused on prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Learn more about these three focal points of the Lenten season here.