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Ash Wednesday

Sebastian Gorrie in Grade 1 at St. Patrick
Sebastian Gorrie in Grade 1 at St. Patrick's School, listens to a prayer addressing poverty around the world during the annual Hunger Lunch on Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent, a 40-day fasting period before Easter for Christians around the world. Ashes, from the burning of the previous year's Palm Sunday, are placed on the foreheads of believers in the sign of the cross to remind them of human mortality and penance to God.
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