|The rosary beads on the altar in our chapel|
On this day each year, we distribute rosary beads to the sophomore class. Each year, we present symbols of our Catholic faith to the students:
- Freshmen receive a San Damiano wall cross at the opening Mass of the Holy Spirit
- Juniors receive a Tau cross necklace at the junior leadership ceremony
- Seniors receive a decorative candle at their farewell Mass
Thus, throughout their four years, students receive something to hang on their walls, something with which to pray, something to wear, and something to remember. Throughout the day today, the sophomores met me in the chapel during their theology classes and I explained the meaning of the rosary and how it is meant to help us settle our minds and hands so we can focus on the life of Christ and what it means to us. The rosaries were red with an image of the Holy Spirit in the middle of then. We together prayed the Hail Mary and they then all came up and took one.
It is our prayer that through the intercession of the Blessed Mother, our students may come closer to her son through the holy rosary.