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Notice from the Office for Liturgical Celebrations, 05.02.2018

Ash Wednesday – “Station” in the Basilica of Santa Sabina all’Aventino presided at by the Holy Father Francis

On Wednesday 14 February, the first day of Lent, a celebration will take place in the form of the Roman “Stationes”, presided at by the Holy Father Francis, to proceed as follows:

At 16.30 in the Church of Sant’Anselmo all’Aventino, the liturgy of the “Statio” will begin, to be followed by the penitential procession towards the Basilica of Santa Sabina.

The Cardinals, the archbishops, the bishops, the Benedictine Monks of Sant’Anselmo, the Dominican Fathers of Santa Sabina and a number of faithful will take part in the procession.

At the end of the procession, in the Basilica of Santa Sabina, Holy Mass will be celebrated with the rite of the blessing and imposition of the ashes.