Ash Wednesday Cat


Ken tried telling me last night that he was going to the evening Mass today because wearing his ashes to work  would be contrary to the Scripture reading for Ash Wednesday.

Nice try, buddy.  You avoided the morning Mass because you didn’t want to have this repeated 60 bajillion times today:


I understand.  Much better to take six kids toeing the threshold of bedtime to church.
Between fasting and evening Mass, I’m not even going to make it past today.  Lent’s going to kill me.

Cari Donaldson


Cari Donaldson is the author of the upcoming book Pope Awesome and Other Stories . She stepped through the looking glass when she married her high school sweetheart in a Presbyterian ceremony back in 1999. Since then, she and her husband have found themselves the parents of six children, and on the corporate gypsy trail, with transfers moving them from the Midwest to the deep South to New England. The most startling developments however, have been the conversion to Catholicism in 2006, and the discovery that blogging provides an excellent creative outlet. You can find Cari on Facebook at and Twitter at @CariDonaldson and here on Catholic Exchange.

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