When deciding what to give up for Lent, I wanted to choose something that would be challenging. So I am taking time this Lent to be more present. I’m doing so bygiving up social media for Lent—Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.! It is so easy to get caught up on Facebook or Instagram for an hour checking in on all your high school classmates or childhood friends. I’m going to do something productive with that hour instead of wasting it away liking someone’s post or sharing a link. I want to be able to be more mindful and take time to appreciate those around me. It is extremely difficult to stay mindful among all the different responsibilities that go on in your life. It is so easy to get caught up in your own life and forget to check in on those around you. This is my last semester as an undergraduate at Providence College and I want to take in everything that this school has to offer. I’ve already noticed how much more free time I have not worrying about the online world. I do not think there is a one-size–fits–all thing to give up for Lent. I knew that giving up social media was going to be difficult, but it has allowed me to see even more beauty in the real world. I will take that extra half hour conversation with a friend or finally schedule that overdue coffee we’ve been trying to schedule. It is about giving something up that will be difficult, and allowing yourself to see the beauty in the sacrifice. It is a personal decision for your own growth closer to God. Lent is a time for you to become the person God wants you to be. So take this time during Lent to grow and reflect on your own faith.
By guest blogger Keri Brady ’16 When deciding what to give up for Lent, I wanted to choose something that... MORE
On Saturday, November 22nd, the Knights of Columbus hosted Campus Ministry’s first ever Dinner Date Dance in the Campus Ministry Center. Over 80 people attended the event and, through ticket sales, over $700 was raised to help Christians in the Middle East.
The Campus Ministry Center was completely transformed from its typical set up, with flowers, black and white decorations, and candlelight along with a dance floor.
The evening started with an hour during which those in attendance, dressed in semi-formal attire, enjoyed conversation and delicious hors d’oeuvres. This was followed by a sit-down dinner with a three course menu prepared by Assistant Chaplain Father Justin Brophy featuring pasta in vodka sauce, chicken stuffed with couscous and asparagus, and an array of freshly baked desserts. After dinner, students headed to the dance floor, which was full for the rest of the evening.
This event was a complete success and was better than I could have imagined. A huge thanks to Father Justin, Community Life, and everyone who helped put this event together. Everyone had an amazing time and it was a great alternative to spending a Saturday night in the library or off campus and provided a fun environment where everyone could get dressed up and have fun.
Guest Blogger: Brendan Kelly On Saturday, November 22nd, the Knights of Columbus hosted Campus Ministry’s first ever Dinner Date Dance in... MORE