Every year after Fat Tuesday is when some Catholics in El Paso give up something they enjoy during the Lent season. Being a Catholic myself, I have participated in Lent when it comes to giving up something. During Lent is when you discover what things you're really addicted to when you give them up.

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If you also tried to give something up during Lent then you know the struggle. For example, just watch the flick about a man who gives up sex for Lent in 40 Days and 40 Nights with Josh Hartnett.

It isn't easy when you have to go 40 days and 40 nights without something that gives you satisfaction. But in all honesty, the best feeling is when you can actually survive and accomplish what seems like an impossible mission.

One year for Lent I had given up drinking anything else but water for 40 days and 40 nights. In the last week of Lent people start to feel that temptation feeling creeping in because of how close we are to finishing our sacrifices.

I am curious how many Catholics in El Paso will be getting their ashes on Ash Wednesday. Now if you plan to get your ashes at Our Lady of Guadalupe be prepared for traffic and lines of people.

Veronica Gonzalez
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The pictures I am sharing were taken in 2014 at Our Lady of Guadalupe on Ash Wednesday. Clearly, you can see from the photos how much of a packed house it can be at church on Ash Wednesday. Whether you get your ashes or you don't, select the option in the poll below that suits you best.

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