Ashes and Hearts

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments



I can’t remember the last time Ash Wednesday was on Valentine’s Day.  Come to think of it I never realized they could both share the same day so I did a bit of research and found out the last time Ash Wednesday fell on Valentine’s Day was back in 1945.  Thankfully I overheard someone talking about it otherwise I would’ve completely forgotten about it being the first day of Lent, eaten some type of chicken since I’m not big on meat then felt guilt-ridden upon discovering what I’d done.  I’m so glad that the mass is in the evening so I’ll be able to attend it unlike the past several years due to my work schedule.


As for Valentine’s Day I savor chocolate but that’s the extent of it.  I’ve never been fond of flowers or roses and can’t think of a better way to celebrate the most lovey-dovey of holidays than to watch the most fitting of movies such as the 1981 slasher film My Bloody Valentine which pretty much sums up my viewpoint of  St. Valentine’s Day.


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