During Lent, the Campus Ministry Committee invites all members of the Newton Country Day community to gather in the Chapel each morning for Lenten Mornings of Prayer. The focus of the prayers is the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. It includes reflections by students and teachers and time for silent reflection and community prayer. Below is a blurb from Pope Francis on the Works of Mercy.
"God’s mercy transforms human hearts; it enables us, through the experience of a faithful love, to become merciful in turn. In an ever new miracle, divine mercy shines forth in our lives, inspiring each of us to love our neighbor and to devote ourselves to what the Church’s tradition calls the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. These works remind us that faith finds expression in concrete everyday actions meant to help our neighbors in body and spirit: by feeding, visiting, comforting and instructing them. On such things will we be judged. For this reason, I expressed my hope that the Christian people may reflect on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy; this will be a way to reawaken our conscience, too often grown dull in the face of poverty, and to enter more deeply into the heart of the Gospel where the poor have a special experience of God’s mercy.”
-Pope Francis (Misericordiae Vultus, 15)