O God, Who through Thy blessed Son hast gloriously reconciled mankind to Thyself; grant us to keep such a fast as he has chosen; that following the example of our Lord, we may obey Thee with faithful hearts, and serve one another in holy love; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.
–Frederick B. Macnutt, The prayer manual for private devotions or public use on divers occasions: Compiled from all sources ancient, medieval, and modern (A.R. Mowbray, 1951)
May we constantly be reminded that Ash Wednesday is a day of reflection and promise of the Lord’s unconditional love and sacrifice for us. Let us not forget that only God has the power to create beauty from ashes.
— UST ASC (@UST_ASC) February 14, 2018