TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Many Christians around the world are beginning their observance of Lent.
On Wednesday, we visited Saint Benedict Catholic Church in downtown Terre Haute for their noon service.
Ash Wednesday launches the 40 day Lent period.
During Lent, many will give up their favorite food or pleasurable activities.
A time similar to when Christ fasted for 40-days and nights.
Common Lenten practices include not being able to eat meat on Fridays and fasting on Ash Wednesday.
If you've noticed people wearing ash on their foreheads, that's a tradition from the Old Testament to show repentance for your sins.
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- Parishioners gather at Saint Benedict Catholic Church to mark Ash Wednesday
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