Pope Benedict XVI begins Lent with an ancient Roman Ash Wednesday tradition.
The Holy Father will preside over a penitential procession from the Basilica of St. Anselm to the the Basilica of St. Sabina, where he will celebrate Holy Mass and the blessing and imposition of Ashes.
Join Salt + Light's Pedro Guevara Mann and Alicia Ambrosio for full live coverage, February 17th, at 10:30am ET/7:30am PT
, or catch the encore presentation at 8pm ET/9:30pm PT
You may also want to begin the Lenten season by reading the Holy Father's Lenten Message HERE
. This year the theme of the message is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans: The justice of God has been manifested through faith in Jesus Christ (cf. Rm 3, 21-22)
CNS photo/Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo