By Mary O’Connor, ’21:
On the third Faith Friday of the 2020-2021 school year, students prayed the Stations of the Cross with a school-made video to reflect and identify with Jesus in his suffering and His passion.
Father Thomas Cardone, S.M., spoke before the service, saying that if we want to follow Jesus more faithfully, we are called to deny ourselves, take up our cross each day, and to follow in His footsteps. Especially in Lent, we are called to embrace our crosses in order to do this.
Several Kellenberg students and faculty participated in reciting a station, reflection, and sharing a family crucifix. Mrs. Dugal, a junior morality teacher in Kellenberg, shared the crucifix that is especially dear to her, the Agonizing Cross of Jesus, because of her special devotion to the Precious Blood and the special prayer attached to her cross that allows her to comfort Jesus during His suffering.
“When I look at his wounds, I know He understands all of my wounds, and I know I have the opportunity during Lent to comfort Him for His wounds.”
If you would like to pray along with the Kellenberg family, the Stations of the Cross video can be found in the March 7, 2021, Principal’s Letter, or on the “Mr. O’Brien ARK Prayer Video” YouTube channel in a video entitled “Stations of the Cross – Faith Friday.”