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Students of all religions come together to pray

Maria Ignacio '12 leads a prayer circle on the lower level of the Coeur de Catherine on Wednesday, May 11, with the help of Music and Liturgy Coordinator Lori True.
Maria Ignacio '12 leads a prayer circle on the lower level of the Coeur de Catherine on Wednesday, May 11, with the help of Music and Liturgy Coordinator Lori True.
Photo by Melissa Kaelin

At St. Kate's, students, faculty and staff of all religious and ethnic traditions share in creating a community of faith that engages in social justice. The Campus Ministry team continued that tradition in the spring semester by inviting members of the campus community to participate in "Together for 15," a weekly prayer circle in the Coeur de Catherine.

More than a dozen people gathered for the last circle of the 2010-11 academic year on Wednesday, amidst the bustle of final exams, final projects and the last week of classes at St. Kate's. They shared their voices in prayer, personal accounts and song.

Prayer circle captured on video

With Lori True keeping the beat on a hand drum, the group sang "Oh God of Countless Names," a song for all who long to pray as one, and "Wage Peace," a song for the community of St. Kate's — both composed by True for the University.

Students shared a Litany of Peace, listened to a scripture reading for wisdom, and took turns answering the Question of the Day: "What mantra or peaceful practice will I use to help me see my way through this busy time?"

"Together for 15" is open to anyone in the campus community, and the Campus Ministry team plans to continue the tradition when classes resume for the 2011-12 academic year.

Through Campus Ministry, students can find the support, inspiration and opportunities they need to explore their faith and spirituality, build a community of friends and seek justice. Campus Ministry promotes a common search for wisdom and the integration of academics and faith in daily life.

May 18, 2011 by Melissa Kaelin

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