TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Christians all around the world marked the start of Lent with Ash Wednesday.
During a midday mass, parishioners at Saint Benedict Catholic Church gathered to receive ashes on their foreheads.
It's a sign of repentance.
Those who observe Lent are encouraged to give up or modify a habit during the 40-day period.
The season of Lent runs through Easter, which falls on April 21st.