A Simple Catholic Dictionary – Ash Wednesday

Pictorial Lives of the Saints illustration for Ash WednesdayArticle

The first day of Lent, when ashes are blessed, and placed upon the heads of each of the people with the words, “Remember, man, that thou art dust, and unto dust thou shalt return.”

MLA Citation

  • Father Charles Henry Bowden. “Ash Wednesday”. A Simple Catholic Dictionary, 1903. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 December 2019. Web. 30 November 2020. <>