The art of ash making

Making ashes isn’t as easy you might think. “There is quite an art to it,” according to Mike Gerken, who co-owns Gerken’s Religious Supplies with his brother. “To get the […]

Why is Ash Wednesday “cool”?

We’ve all seen it; someone walks into a restaurant, or a bank, or the grocery store with a smudge of ashes in the shape of a cross on his forehead, […]

Pray. Fast. Give.

The penitential season of Lent begins Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, and continues through Holy Thursday, April 2. Easter, the commemoration of Christ’s resurrection, will be April 5. The following are […]

Why ashes?

Catholics are pretty easy to spot on Ash Wednesday when literally wearing their faith on their forehead in the form of a cross of ashes. And there are many of […]

Ash Wednesday around Colorado

Students, seminarians, politicians, monks and faithful from all corners of Colorado gathered to mark the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Several Catholics both young and old took a moment […]