The Christian season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18. In addition to services held on campus through the Lenten Season, there are a number of reflection opportunities sponsored by the Vice President for Mission, the Office of the College Chaplains, and the Holy Cross Jesuit Community. Each program provides a way to enter into the sacred season of Lent in the midst of everyday life.
For the first time, the College will offer a daily, digital reflection series titled “Return to Me: Lenten Reflections from Holy Cross 2015.” This new resource contains reflections written by a wide variety of people with connections to Holy Cross — professors, current students, chaplains, staff, and alumni. Those who subscribe will be sent an email each morning containing a reflection, and the listing of sacred texts from Scripture for each day of Lent. The full reflection series is also available for download as a PDF. To sign up for the daily Lenten reflection email, or to download the PDF, please visit www.holycross.edu/returntome.
In addition, Holy Cross faculty, staff and administrators are invited to participate in any of the 6-week, interactive Lenten programs offered by the Office of the Vice President for Mission. The programs include Lenten retreats, which provide a time for prayer and reflection, guided by weekly meetings with a spiritual director. Both individual and group retreats will be offered. Additionally, a Lenten Reading group will also meet twice during the season to discuss Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J.’s “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion” (Free Press, 2011) and N.T. Wright’s “The Lord and His Prayer” (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1997); texts will be provided to all participants. For more information on these offerings, please contact Diane Girard, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule of Services – Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18
Ashes will be distributed at all services
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