Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Ash Wednesday in Rome...

... and the clergy and seminarians hailing from English-speaking colleges and communities are really easy to spot. In Italy, and most of the rest of Europe, the custom is not to make a cross on the forehead with ashes, but rather to sprinkle ashes on top of the head. So, it's normally only those clergy and seminarians who have been to Mass in their own colleges that have ashes on their forehead today... everyone else just has dirty hair!

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