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March 2017

Dear Parents,


When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers you did it to me.’

                                                              Matthew 25:31-40

Lent begins this week on March 1, Ash Wednesday. We enter this liturgical season conscious that all of us need a bit of spiritual scrubbing.

The 40 days are designed to encourage each Christian to take an inventory of our faithfulness and re-kindle our desire to follow Christ.

Prayer, fasting and good works are the way to deepen our practice of living mindfully. Attending to God’s action in our lives moves us outside of ourselves.

During the school days of Lent, beginning Thursday, March 2 through Holy Week, all are invited to morning prayer in our chapel from 7:35-7:45 a.m. Come when you can.

Each day a faculty member or student will offer a reflection on the Works of Mercy. There will be some quiet time then we will close with the Our Father.

The great power of communal prayer will surely lead us all to good works. May we arrive at Holy Week strengthened in our faith during these 40 days.                        


Sister Barbara Rogers

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