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Ash Wednesday

ok today is feb 6, ash wednesday.. i woke up with a message from kat telling me that it's ash wednesday today..its expected, as a catholic, i should fast n abstain.. but guess what i had for breakfast... TOCINO! haha... so no choice but to eat meat... i believe that it really doesnt matter if u eat meat or not..thats just my opinion. what matters most is u are able to reflect on your life.. transgression.. we pray and it's best if we know how to sacrifice. i might eat meat but ill "give up" something that i really love to eat or do so i wont eat that food that i love or do something that i really enjoy..desserts, television, blogging? so it depends on each person.. if that person loves to study then i guess for this day he or she could stop studying.. :D id also try doing something good for others. haha.. seriously... another and most important thing is repentance.. of course just like everyone else.. i am not perfect.. i also make mistakes.. a lot of them actually...:D

ash wednesday signifies the first day of Lent..catholics have their foreheads dusted with ash with a shape of a cross as a sign of penitence.. it signifies how we are sorrowful of our sins.. the ashes used are usually made from burned palms from the previous year's palm sunday and holy water.

did you know that marriages are discouraged during this time of Lent?

Lenten Regulations

Persons who have reached the age of 14 are required to abstain from meat.
All persons between the ages of 18 -59 are required to fast.

Fast = one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one's needs, but together should not equal one full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted; but liquids, including milk and fruit juices, are allowed.

Abstinence = no meat is allowed.

Ash Wednesday fast and abstinence February 6, 2008
Good Friday fast and abstinence March 21, 2008
Fridays in Lent abstinence

Remember, O man, that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return.
(Latin: Memento homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.) – Genesis 3:19

Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel. – Mark 1:15

Repent, and hear the good news. – Mark 1:15
we went to the opd chapel after class and got our foreheads dusted too.. these were taken at the bridge of the med bldg and USTH clinical division.

clara, james and jac
james, cams and jac


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"i'm glad i had the chance to clean up my fridge and got away with the old rotten fish i've been keeping for years...now i'm back, sailing and fishing..and i think the gods are with me, because the waves are coming to me..with it are varieties a lot better than the fish i once had..."
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