//Transforming Ashes into Fire

Transforming Ashes into Fire

Age old symbols and practices characterise the season of Lent.  Among the symbols ash, desert and fire stand out and the triad of practices drawn from the Gospels that the church recommends are prayer, penance-fasting and alms giving. This is a reflection on these key aspects of the Lenten season. 

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The author is a Jesuit of Gujarat Province. He teaches Spiritual Theology at the Gregorian University, Rome.