The Patrick Madrid Show: February 13, 2024 – Hour 3

Patrick explains the traditions of Ash Wednesday, from the origins of the ashes to the spiritual discipline of fasting and abstinence. He underscores the power of our public witness during this sacred time, encouraging the faithful to carry their ashes with pride. As we embark upon this Lenten journey, Patrick provides valuable insights into the practices that not only define our Faith but also draw us closer to the divine. Join Patrick as he inspires and illuminates, helping us prepare for a season of reflection and renewal. Here’s to a Lenten journey filled with faith, growth, and spiritual health!

  • Delia – I attend a senior day care and they will have a dance for St. Valentine’s Day. Is it okay for me to dance on Ash Wednesday?
  • Grace – Can a catholic go to a protestant Ash Wednesday service? (04:22)
  • Rae – If a priest healed me from laying on hands, should I report that to someone specific?
  • James – Is it customary to wear ashes throughout the day or should we remove them after the service? (13:35)
  • Dennis (email) – Should those not required to fast still fast? (22:21)
  • John (email) – Wasn’t Elijah assumed into heaven without dying?
  • Daniel – What should we do for fasting if we are over the age of 59? (27:56)
  • Chris – My wife and I recently lost a pregnancy over the holidays and have been struggling. What is the Catholic belief on the soul of a miscarried child?
  • Greg – My boss has a daughter getting married outside of the church. Can I go to her wedding?
  • Sandy – Is “once saved always saved” true?
  • Eleanor – Is it okay to have a party the night before Easter?
  • Shanda – I was told that the Ashes used are the blessed palms from last Palm Sunday. Is that true?
Patrick Madrid is an acclaimed public speaker and has authored or edited 26 books, which have sold over a million copies worldwide, including foreign-language editions. He hosts The Patrick Madrid Show daily on Relevant Radio.