Lent Has Begun

I took a break from the metals conference I was attending – skipping out on lunch in accordance with Pope Francis’ request for fasting – to get ashes at Gesù Catholic Church in Miami. Much to my surprise, the Mass was being said by Archbishop Thomas Wenski.

Archbishop Wenski reiterated Pope Francis’ call to pray for the people of Ukraine, both today and throughout the Lenten season. The invasion by Vladimir Putin’s Russian forces is an atrocity, and I pray every available avenue is taken to end the conflict.

Peace be with you as we enter the holiest season on the Christian calendar.

Archbishop Thomas Wenski presided over the Ash Wednesday Mass at Gesu.
Gesu is the oldest Catholic Church in Miami.
A young man delivers the first reading.

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