Praying Lent: College Hosts Faith Workshop, Meditations and Other Opportunities to Reflect with Fellow Lasallians

Jaspers celebrate the Easter season with events that remind us of our Catholic identity.

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York, describes Lent as the time when Catholics embark on a journey that leads them back to God. To do this, they rely on the teachings of Jesus, who shows them the way through prayer, practice, service and finding solidarity within each other. At the College, we are especially mindful of these ideals in the 40 days of Lent, but, as descendants of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, are also cognizant of them year-round.        

We are Lasallian, which means we are eternally conscious of human dignity, social justice, ethical conduct, and understand what it means to uphold a moral character. Our heritage also, most importantly, guides us to embody our religion as it relates to reason. This requires that we make time to reflect on it while preparing for Easter Sunday.

Lenten events at the College include:

Meditations with Father George

Thursday, Feb. 25 — Mar. 11, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Every Thursday night in the Horan Hall Meditation Room, Fr. George Hill will be leading meditations to help students relax and reflect. All are welcome and encouraged to experience the rejuvenating peace that comes through meditation.

Abrahamic Religions: Challenges and Cooperation in the Age of Extremism

Monday, Feb. 29, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Mar. 1, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The College’s Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center (HGI), in partnership with Jewish, Muslim and Christian scholars from local and national institutions, will run a two-day series of workshops on Feb. 29 and March 1 that focus on the collaboration of these religions before and after the paschal feast of Easter.

Journeys in Justice: A Lenten Reflection

Mondays at 5:30 p.m.; Feb. 29, Chrysostom Lounge, Mar. 7, Horan Lounge, Mar. 21, Lee Hall.

This Lent, Campus Ministry & Social Action (CMSA) and the department of Residence Life are hosting weekly and bi-weekly reflections that focus on our own journeys during Lent and those of millions of refugees worldwide — from Syria to El Salvador — who are traveling toward a better life.

Meetings with Lasallian Collegians

Wednesday, Mar. 1—Mar. 23, 5:30—6:30 p.m.

Looking to grow in faith, service, and community, as well as make a difference on campus? Join the Lasallian Collegians, a student group committed to developing programs and activities that benefit the College and Bronx communities. Meetings are every Wednesday (excluding March 16) in Cornerstone. All are welcome.

For more information about these events, contact Lois Harr at (718) 862-7142 or  

MC Staff