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Catholic Christians (and some Protestant churches) around the world marks their forehead with the Sign of the Cross from ashes. Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the 40 days Lenten Season.
The minister officiating the rite will say the following:
Remember, O man, that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return.
Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel.
Repent, and hear the good news.
Let's all visit the nearest church and have you marked with ashes. Happy Lenten Season to everyone!