Question from Kristina on 2/6/2008:
When we receive the ashes on Ash Wednesday, are we supposed to leave them on until the day is over or do we immediately wash them off? My priest says one thing and my father says another.
Answer by Catholic Answers on 2/6/2008:
It's up to you when you take off the ashes. To the best of my knowledge, the Church does not state how long they should be worn.