Saint Leo Celebrates Ash Wednesday at University Campus

March 06, 2014

Saint Leo University students, faculty and staff participated in the annual Ash distribution at University Campus on Wednesday, March 5. Ashes were distributed in Saint Jude Chapel at 8 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. as well as a 10 a.m. mass with ashes. There was also a mass celebrated at Holy Name Monastery at 5:30 p.m. and a 9 p.m. Night Prayer in Saint Jude Chapel.

Lent is a time of preparation for the death of Christ on Good Friday and His Resurrection on Easter Sunday during which Christians celebrate the Paschal Mystery. It is a period of 40 days of repentance, prayer, fasting and abstinence, and confession.

University Ministry has also initiated involvement in Fast for Families, a nationwide movement of fasting and prayer to awaken the consciences of lawmakers who stand in the way of immigration reform. A sign-up sheet is available at the altar during the Lenten season for those interested in pledging their solidarity with those who seek justice.

For more information, contact Father Stephan Brown, assistant to the president for University Ministry, at (352) 588-8331 or