Thousands mark start of Lent in Alamo on Ash Wednesday

“Remember that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return.”

Such is the spiritual sentiment that Christians exhibited throughout the world on Ash Wednesday — a sacramental day that marks the beginning of the Lenten season and ends on Easter Sunday.

Ash Wednesday is observed with special Masses held throughout the day, and with the traditional marking of the cross with ashes on parishioners’ foreheads.

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