The Public Expulsion of Penitents from the Church on Ash Wednesday

Book Title: Pontificale Romanum ad omnes pontificias ceremonias, quibus nunc utitur sacrosancta Romana ecclesia, accommodatum. Nonnullis insuper, que in antea impressis non habentur accuratissime auctum .Ac in tres partes distinctum. : quarum prima personarum, secunda rerum consecrationes, et benedictiones continet : tertia vero quedam ecclesiastica officia, et alia multa comprehendit, que in sequenti tabula, versa pagina monstrantur. Nuper summa diligentia reuisum, emendatum, & impressum

Author: Catholic Church

Image Title: The Public Expulsion of Penitents from the Church on Ash Wednesday

Description: This engraving is the second of three illustrating the public expulsion of penitents from the community of the church on Ash Wednesday. After blessing it with holy water, the bishop places a hair shirt onto the penitents.

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