Today is Ash Wednesday and the Season of Lent which does two things:
first, it prepares us to celebrate Easter and the four most important days of the Christian calendar:
The Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday; the Lord's Suffering and Death on Good Friday;
his time in the tomb on Holy Saturday; and, his Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Lent also reminds us of the great nobility and dignity which was given to us on the day of our Baptism;
during Lent, we prepare to renew our Baptismal Promises during the Easter Vigil.