“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments issued the following NOTE on January 12, 2021, (Prot. N 17/21), providing the rite for the “Distribution of Ashes in Time of Pandemic:”

For many Hispanic cultures, it is a custom for parents to tell their children that if they leave their shoes or shoe boxes by their beds, the Three Kings will visit during the night and fill them with small gifts. The annual tradition celebrates Three Kings Day Jan. 6.

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