South Georgians observe Ash Wednesday - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

South Georgians observe Ash Wednesday

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Woman severely beaten

    Woman severely beaten

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:24:47 GMT
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a 38-year-old woman was found badly injured in a car on Stewart Road around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday.More >>
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a 38-year-old woman was found badly injured in a car on Stewart Road around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday.More >>
  • Albany robbery, shooting suspect caught in Macon

    Albany robbery, shooting suspect caught in Macon

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:15:00 GMT
    An Albany man wanted for shooting and robbing an East Albany man has been arrested in Macon.More >>
    An Albany man wanted for shooting and robbing an East Albany man has been arrested in Macon.More >>
  • Missing Alzheimer's patient found safe

    Missing Alzheimer's patient found safe

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:20:28 GMT
    71-year-old Ronald Sutton Hausman was last seen around 10 o'clock Tuesday night leaving his home in the 1700 block of Doug Lane, and was recovered in that vicinity.More >>
    71-year-old Ronald Sutton Hausman was last seen around 10 o'clock Tuesday night leaving his home in the 1700 block of Doug Lane, and was recovered in that vicinity.More >>

February 25, 2004

Albany - Catholics and many other Christians all over the world are observing Ash Wednesday. Worshipers packed St. Teresa's Church to participate in the Roman Catholic tradition of having ashes mark their foreheads.

It serves as a reminder of the suffering of Christ. "Ashes represent that you are dust and from dust you will return,"says Father Jacek Szuster.

"So basically it represents that God created us from nothing, from the dust, from ashes," he says. Wednesday begins the forty days of lent-- a period of fasting and sacrifice leading up to the celebration of Easter.

posted at 5:49PM by scott.hunter@walb.com