Ashes to Easter
"What are you giving up?" For many of us who are Christian and grew up in a certain age, that question summed up our Lenten experience. Fortunately, we have reclaimed a richer sense of the Lenten and Easter seasons. Lent is rooted in the experience of the early Christian community as a time of more intense prayer and preparation for those seeking initiation into the Christian community at Easter, and a time of reconciliation and re-commitment of those already baptized. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 13th, many in the Christian tradition will begin to live and pray through the season of Lent, in anticipation of the Easter season. On behalf of the Campus Ministry team, I'd like to invite those interested to consider opportunities and services listed elsewhere in this newsletter to deepen the Lenten experience and share the Easter joy.
I recognize that our university community is blessed with a rich diversity of faith traditions. However we find ourselves drawn to encounter our God, may we hold one another and our world in prayer, as we labor together in our shared mission to fashion a world ever more just, ever more at peace, ever more unified.
Praying that God's blessings be upon you, our community and our world,
Jack Treacy, S.J.
Director of Campus Ministry
Click here to return to the Lent newsletter