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Ash Wednesday

February 20, 2018

Members of the Seattle University community gathered in the Chapel of St. Ignatius for Ash Wednesday on Feb. 14. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, prayer, almsgiving and repentance for Christians before the celebration of Easter. People receive ashes on their foreheads on Ash Wednesday as a remembrance of our mortality and a sign of our desire for reconciliation.

Ash Wednesday