Statement on the Observance of Ash Wednesday
March 05, 2014
Today Michelle and I join our fellow Christians in the United States and around the world in marking Ash Wednesday. Lent is a season of reflection, repentance, and renewal, a chance to recommit to loving and serving one another and to deepen our faith in preparation for the Easter celebration to come.
Barack Obama, Statement on the Observance of Ash Wednesday Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/305370