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Catholics begin holy season of Lent with Ash Wednesday

Alyse Riffer, Reporter February 21, 2023

The observance of Ash Wednesday starts off the holy period of Lent with an intimate mass liturgy in the Catholic church. Senior psychology major Hannah Fender oversees the Catholic Student Association...

Religious organization connects Kent State students at home

Emily Powell Reporter April 9, 2020

With campus closed and all student events cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, students across Kent State campus have been forced to adjust to cancelled meetings and plans.H2O Church Kent is a Christian...

Burr Collab: Writer meets therapist

Elena Neoh Reporter February 15, 2020

Prologue to the series: In this series, the writer dares to discuss the purpose of life and the importance of relationships as well as address topics that are typically considered taboo. She speaks honestly...

Season of Lent begins with sacrifices from Kent State community

Helen Yablonski February 15, 2018

The rainy weather did not stop churchgoers from receiving their crosses Ash Wednesday. With a mass led by Father Steve Agostino, the University Parish Newman Center saw hundreds of worshipers gather begin...

Members of St. Patrick’s Church in Kent, Ohio wait in line for confession on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2016.

Downtown parish celebrates Lent

Anne-Marie Colant March 1, 2016

Around the world, Catholics reflect on the sacrifice Jesus made during the season of Lent. They also use the practices of fasting, prayer and almsgiving to grow their faith. The season lasts 40 days, beginning...

Kent State observes Easter with tradition and renewal

Skye McEowen April 5, 2015

At the end of the Lenten period, a period of penance and fasting, Christians around Kent and the world observed Easter on April 5. The University Parish Newman Center served as one place of worship where...

Junior aeronautics major Taylor Robinson receives ashes on his forehead from Fr. Steven Agostino during the evening Ash Wednesday mass at the Newman Center on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.

Newman Center observes Ash Wednesday, Lent

Skye McEowen February 18, 2015

On a snowy Ash Wednesday, worshippers flocked to the University Parish Newman Center to receive their symbolic crosses and have mass. They also began a season of prayer and penance, sitting before Father...

Ash Wednesday starts this week

Skye McEowen February 15, 2015

This Wednesday, many members of the Catholic faith, among others, will be observing a significant holiday: Ash Wednesday.Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 46 days before Easter, which includes...

Father Steve Agostino leads a mass at the Newman Center, Thursday, March 13, 2013.

Newman Center begins Lent with Ash Wednesday activities

Ashlyne Wilson March 3, 2014

Ash Wednesday starting on March 5 will signal the start of Lent, in which the Kent State Newman Center will hold activities all Lent season for students to gain a closer connection to God.Lent is a 40-day...

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