Article by Phoenix writer Nick Cortese ’23:
Kellenberg held its annual Rosary Prayer Service on Thursday, October 7. After homeroom, moderators distributed Rosary beads and pamphlets for the ceremony. Students from the Latin School and Junior divisions were then escorted to the auditorium, while the Freshmen, Sophomores and Seniors viewed the service via online stream.
Fr. Thomas Cardone, S.M. led an introduction and prayer prior to the First Luminous Mystery. The decades were recited by groups of students from all grades. They were followed by reflections from teachers such as Mrs. Marconi and Mr. Murphy and then a reading for the subsequent Mystery, read by the likes of Mr. Kirk and Mr. Lyons. The service was then concluded by Fr. Daniel Griffin, S.M. with the praying of Hail Holy Queen.
Everyone was moved by the ceremony, including Junior, Nikolaos Stamatelatos, who stated, “I pray the Rosary every Sunday night and this service made me feel blessed and gave me positive vibes.”
Mrs. Fraoley dove into the importance of an event like this towards the school’s unity. “It is a grace to come together, with one heart and one mind, to pray a Rosary together.”
Kellenberg hopes to continue in spreading the idea of one heart and one mind among the Kellenberg community, and the Rosary Prayer Service is one of the best ways that they’ve reflected that.
(Photo credit: Maeve Duggan ’22)