Bringing Into Focus: Ash Wednesday

February 17 marked the start of the Lenten season. In observance of Ash Wednesday, Christ the King Chapel hosted an ecumenical prayer service and two masses for the campus community to attend.

Below is a photo gallery of Duhawks in prayer and reflection at the prayer service as they received ashes.

You can read more about the Spiritual Life Office’s Lenten events here.

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2020, Loras was ranked the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 12th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).