The Significance of Ash Wednesday

Added 1 March 2017 by Fr. Mike Schmitz

They may just be ashes, but Fr. Mike points out that what they represent goes far beyond mere dust of the earth. With a simple cross on the forehead, we are recognizing that we are far from perfect, but that God loves and redeems us—not despite our brokenness, but in the midst of it. If you want to start off your Lent with a reminder of Ash Wednesday’s deeper meaning, listen to Fr. Mike’s heartfelt words in this video.


Fr. Mike Schmitz

Fr. Mike Schmitz

Duluth, MN

Chaplain for Newman Catholic Campus Ministries at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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