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Jack Treacy, S.J.Ashes to Easter

Pray. Fast. Learn. Give. Those four words sum up something of what the Lenten experience may be for those who seek to live through the season with commitment and intention. 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, March 5th, 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

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