Ash Wednesday Homily

HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS Basilica of Santa SabinaAsh Wednesday, 6 March 2019 “Blow the trumpet […] sanctify a fast” (Joel 2:15), says the prophet in the first reading. Lent opens with a piercing sound, that of a trumpet that does not please the ears, but instead proclaims a fast. It is a loud sound…