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#Ash Wednesday

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis says put down your phones and turn off the TV this Lent Ash Wednesday

Pope Francis says put down your phones and turn off the TV this Lent

“It is the time to give up useless words, chatter, rumours, gossip, and talk and to speak directly to the Lord,” the pontiff said.

From TheJournal.ie 'Record numbers' attend Ash Wednesday drive thru in Galway church Give Up Yer Aul Sins

'Record numbers' attend Ash Wednesday drive thru in Galway church

Meanwhile, Archbishop Eamon Martin has launched a Twitter and Instagram campaign for Lent.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will your kids be giving anything up for Lent this year? Family Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Will your kids be giving anything up for Lent this year?

Is Lent a thing of the past – even for Catholics?

From TheJournal.ie That drive-thru Ash Wednesday service took place this morning, and the photos are incredible Ash Wednesday
From TheJournal.ie 'Drive-thru' ashes coming to Galway for the start of Lent Sign Of The Times

'Drive-thru' ashes coming to Galway for the start of Lent

People will be able to drive in one church gate, get their ashes, and exit out another gate at Glenamady Church.

A church in Galway is setting up a drive-thru service for Ash Wednesday

And a Lenten box will be available too.

From The42 Clash of the Ash (Wednesday): 16 hurleys that paid for their sins Ash Cloud This post contains images

Clash of the Ash (Wednesday): 16 hurleys that paid for their sins

Something’s got to give in elite hurling.

From TheJournal.ie Why do people get ashes on their head today? Ashes To Ashes

Why do people get ashes on their head today?

And why don’t some eat meat?

From TheJournal.ie The 11 greatest #prelfies (priest selfies) from Ash Wednesday Ashtag

The 11 greatest #prelfies (priest selfies) from Ash Wednesday

For thine is the kingdom, the power and the selfie.

The 11 greatest #prelfies (priest selfies) from Ash Wednesday

For thine is the kingdom, the power and the selfie.

10 things every Irish person knows to be true about Lent

The smugness! The Trócaire Box! The cravings!

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What's the weirdest thing you've ever done for Lent? Forty Days And Forty Nights

Open thread: What's the weirdest thing you've ever done for Lent?

…Or plan to do this time.

All of these people have already failed at Lent

They just couldn’t make it through those 40 days and 40 nights.

11 Ash Wednesday chat-up lines guaranteed to make you cringe

#AshWednesdayChatupLines at your SERVICE.

From TheJournal.ie 'I resigned for the good of the church' - Pope Benedict The Pope

'I resigned for the good of the church' - Pope Benedict

In his Ash Wednesday address, the pontiff asked for Catholics to “keep praying” for him.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'If I could go back in time, I never would've put that first cigarette in my mouth' Read Me

Column: 'If I could go back in time, I never would've put that first cigarette in my mouth'

On National No Smoking Day, Joan Conway tells how she gave up smoking at 45 – after first taking up the habit at the tender age of 17.

From The42 8 things the Irish sports fan should give up for Lent Lent This post contains videos

8 things the Irish sports fan should give up for Lent

Give up them aul’ sins.

It's Shrove Tuesday, so here's 5 essential videos for making pancakes Pancake Tuesday This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie Ten things you may not know about Ash Wednesday Ash Wednesday

Ten things you may not know about Ash Wednesday

Christians across the country will be observing the holy day – but how much do you know about it?