Throughout the season of Lent, we are called to pray more. Thus, each week during Lent we will have a number of opportunities for our school community to enter more deeply into prayer. One of the ways is through weekly morning prayer at 7:30am in our chapel. We had our first morning prayer yesterday during which we sang the first verse of "The Glory of These Forty Days", prayed Psalm 51, listened to this Sunday's gospel of Jesus' temptation in the desert, offered intentions, and then prayed a final prayer. We wrapped up with donuts for everyone from the greatest donut shop in Lowell, MA - Tops Donut!
The weekly morning prayers will follow the same pattern - singing one verse of a Lenten hymn, praying a penitential psalm monastic style and listening to the gospel of the upcoming Sunday. It is our hope these these brief prayer opportunities will be a source of strength and comfort for those who attend.