UNCW student, Stephanie West, after her Ash Wednesday blessing. Photo by Sara Clark
Photographer Sara Clark and Wilmington Faith and Values Editor Amanda Greene teamed up today during Ash Wednesday to illustrate the beginning of the 40-day Christian penitential season of Lent.
Amanda attended an Ash Wednesday “Come and Go” service at Wrightsboro United Methodist Church and a noon service at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church downtown.
Sara attended a student Mass at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Catholic Student Center and a Spanish Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church downtown.
Stay tuned for Act Two.
An innovator in religious thought in our area, Diana Pasulka has been a source of mine for many years in faith research.
Now, she’ll be blogging on religion and education and American Catholic history.
Learn a little more about her research here:
“Diana Walsh Pasulka is an associate professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her work has focused on ideas and beliefs about the “afterlife” within American culture and in early American children’s literature. She is currently writing a book about the Catholic devotion and doctrine of purgatory.
In 2009 Diana won a federally funded grant called Teaching American History in North Carolina, and she is currently the coordinator of the program that brings together teachers from New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties with historians from across the nation to raise student content knowledge of traditional American history.”