ASH WEDNESDAY

Filipino Roman Catholic devotees receive a black soot on their forehead during the celebration of Ash Wednesday, the start of the 40-day Lenten Season, at a Roman Catholic church in Baclaran, Paranaque City on Wednesday February 10. Putting the ash cross sign on the forehead is part of the culture of many Filipino Catholics symbolizing their discipline to cleanse their lives of sin through prayers. JAIL JACINTO / NorthboundPH
Filipino Roman Catholic devotees receive a black soot on their forehead during the celebration of Ash Wednesday, the start of the 40-day Lenten Season, at a Roman Catholic church in Baclaran, Paranaque City on Wednesday February 10. Putting the ash cross sign on the forehead is part of the culture of many Filipino Catholics symbolizing their discipline to cleanse their lives of sin through prayers. JAIL JACINTO / NorthboundPH