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The Party Is Over

Today is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. It's also the day after Mardi Gras celebrations. Christians observe the Lenten season for 40 days before Easter. It's considered a time of sacrifice and repentance.

Several hundred attended today's Ash Wednesday mass at Nativity BVM in downtown Biloxi. Ashes are placed on the forehead to remind the church that man is mortal. Father Greg Barras says the call of Lent is to be more like Christ.

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