Ashes on Our Foreheads, We Pray, We Cry for the Deaths of our Brothers and Sisters

ashes isis_christian_beheading_original We have lost a lot of lives these past few weeks. This Lent will be one of grief yet we hope for Resurrection. Wear you ashes.

“Simply because these Christians make the sign of the cross, there is a price on their head. We cannot ignore their cries and cannot let their blood be spilled without it moving us to tears and without saying, “This must stop.” On Wednesday, Lent, our season of deep prayer, penance and solidarity with those oppressed and suffering, begins. This massacre leaves us not only with ashes on our foreheads, but with tears in our eyes, a lump in our throat and a burning in our heart.”

– Cardina Dolan

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