As part of our 25 Days of Service, I joined a group of students at the Precious Blood Monastery (which is down the street from Trinity) helping the Catholic War Veterans set up the sister's manger scene. It was fairly easy work - we just had to carry the items from the garage to the front lawn, the assembly was easy. The sisters take care of the statues so were done in less than an hour.
I was so moved by this. Here was this tiny little nun who treated these boys like they were in the NFL. The life of the Sisters of the Precious Blood is devoted to constant prayer. I guess it works!
This was the second time in a week I was at the Precious Blood Monastery. Previously, I had been there once before with our previous Campus Minister, Mr. Nelson, so I don't know the sisters that well. That will change! I am going to help increase our relationship with the sisters however I can. They are a cloistered order so there is not a whole lot we can do with them but I went into their chapel before leaving and saw they have something called The Legion of 1000 Men. Very simply, it's a group of men who commit to stopping by the chapel once a week for a few moments to pray. I think that is something we can do as a school community very easily.