As we enter into the holy Triduum, the three most important liturgical days of the year, we journey with Jesus as he goes through his passion, death and ultimately resurrection.
It seems that today we need this journey with Jesus more than ever. The global pandemic has exposed how vulnerable we are, how much we need each other and how we need faith to make sense of loss, grief, illness and pain. Yet though the situation can at times look grim, overwhelming and full of anxiety, by clinging to our faith we are promised a future full of hope. As I shared in my last Wednesday Lowdown, seeing the world come together to fight a common enemy, seeing people extend hands of help to each other and thinking of our St. Ignatius College Prep community I am filled with a hope that speaks of resurrection and new life. We in the Office of Mission have continued to keep each of you in our prayers. As you have seen, we have tried to provide the community with resources to pray through this time. We will continue to do so and help in whatever others ways that we can.
Today we pass along a few spiritual resources for students and parents for your prayer during Holy Week and beyond. To aid our journey with Jesus this week, we have provided a special Stations of the Cross video. The Office of Mission got together virtually and walked with Jesus in his last steps. I encourage all of our families to find 30 minutes of time to sit down and pray with these stations together. In doing so, we are united with each other, with those who are suffering and sick, those who need our prayers, those who sacrifice for others at this time and ultimately with Jesus. May we find in his suffering the promise of a brighter tomorrow, a tomorrow of resurrection and life!
Be assured of our ongoing prayers for you. We hope that you will enjoy the break and let us keep each other close in prayer. On behalf of myself and our whole Mission team have a blessed Triduum and a HAPPY EASTER!