I am in the process of converting, and will enter the Church at Easter.
I am thinking a lot about Lent and what it means. Pretty much every year since I was 16 or I have given up chocolate, biscuits, cake etc and I’ll do the same this year too. I plan to again this year. But I was wondering what else I was doing? I haven’t been as regular as I should have been in saying the Rosary recently, so I’m going to make sure I do it daily during Lent too (and then by the time Lent finishes it will be habit I hope), but is there anything else I should do? I plan to get to Mass for Ash Wednesday too, is it a Holy Day of Obligation? And is it different from usual (I have seen mention of holy ashes as a sacramental - I hope that is right, but what are holy ashes?).
This week’s RCIA class was cancelled at short notice, so I couldn’t ask there.
Thanks very much for any info