Over 4500 Marianist students attended prayer services for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross yesterday. Kellenberg Memorial and Chaminade High Schools held outside prayer services under blue skies with St. Martin de Porres Marianist School attending as well. All focused their prayer on the power of the cross.
Spirit of the Living God, help us this day to focus on doors and windows and opportunities and thresholds. Let us cross and cross and cross--even when we are afraid, even when we don't know where we are going, even when there may be risk to us or those whom we love. Come with us. Show us the ways to love what often we are afraid to love. Show us the ways to enjoy what often we are afraid to enjoy. Let us be as canny about our comfort as we are about discomfort. Grant us eyes to see the openings that you provide at every turn, gateways from now time to your time, from here to there. Amen.