Show Us Your Ash 2011

Busted Halo's Third Annual Ash Wednesday Challenge

show-us-your-ash-2011-flashIt’s a seasonal hazard — you decide to stop by church on Ash Wednesday to get the obligatory ashes on your forehead. You get in line with everybody else. Then you notice people returning to their seats sporting enormous, indeterminate blobs of soot. Your heart sinks as you realize you’re going to go back to work with a gigantic ad on your forehead that might as well say: “Interested in knowing more about Catholicism?” Then you’re at the altar, offering your own forehead as a canvas for an overzealous finger painter…

You did it Busted Halo readers, you showed us your ash!

Our third annual Ash Wednesday Challenge was a huge success with over 100 ash photos coming in. And now it’s time to vote.

All the photos are available in our “Show Us Your Ash Photo Contest 2011” Facebook photo album. ┬áJust visit the link, click on the photo you wish to vote for and “Like” it. ┬áThe person who submitted the photo that receives the most “Likes” will win a prize and we’ll add everyone who sent us a picture to the running for our Lenten contest grand prize, an Apple iPad.

May the best ash photo win!

Every day of Lent, our Fast Pray Give Lenten Calendar will feature a Daily Jolt of spiritual contemplation relating to Lent, and new and practical ideas for fasting, prayer and almsgiving. And for visiting the calendar and answering a question, there are weekly and daily prizes, and the grand prize iPad.

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