In a reimagined celebration of the annual Rosary Prayer Service, Kellenebrg Memorial celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on Thursday, October 8th. To commemorate this important feast day in the Church, rosary beads were provided to each student by the ARK. Led by their Religion teachers, student cohorts had the opportunity to pray the Rosary together, either in their classroom or outside on a walk around campus.
Freshman Scripture teacher Mrs. Peggy York, ’03 commented, “Being at Kellenberg, with our Marian devotion, I found it so fitting that our first spiritual activity for the Freshman was to pray the Rosary. It was so wonderful to be able to gather, socially distanced, as a Freshman class. I loved that we were able to show our new students some beautiful locations of the school while praying to our Blessed Mother.”
Ava Harkin ’24 reflected, “The Rosary walk was an experience that definitely gave every student a sense of relief. It helped us take a break from the stress of schoolwork and focus on how much God is protecting us during the pandemic. I really enjoyed the Rosary walk because it helped me realize how important prayer is and how it can get us through this hard time.”
Emma Pensato ’24 added, “Being able to safely see and pray with other classes was special because although we are in the midst of a pandemic, we still can find a way to pray together.”
All students have been encouraged to keep their rosary beads in their backpacks, not only for their own prayer life, but also to participate in “Mini Faith Fridays.” Many of the Religion teachers have been sponsoring Mini Faith Fridays in class as a time of reflection, mini-retreats, and a way to nourish our students’ spirituality.
Mr. James O’Brien explained, “Praying the Rosary together is one of the great ways we can show the students that we are here to educate not only their minds but their hearts as well.”