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Ash Wednesday: The Beginning of Lent

Research by Erik Tenedero, Infographic by Pamela Denice Ramos, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 06 2019 11:33 AM

Ash Wednesday signals the start of Lent, one of the most solemn periods in the Catholic Church and even for other Christian denominations across the world. 

The 40-day season is marked by intense prayer, fasting, and abstinence as preparations for the great feast of Easter. 

Here are some basic things you need to know about Lent.