Watch: What is it about Ash Wednesday? A short film

Ash Wednesday, eh? It's not a holy day of obligation and yet at churches like Saint John Student Center at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Ash Wednesday draws thousands of young Catholics to Holy Mass to receive their ashes while hundreds more patiently wait in line for Confessions which are available all day.

For something of an answer, watch this beautiful short film which captures some of the remarkable sights, sounds and, indeed, aspirant saintliness that pervades the first day of Lent on campus. “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return!”