By Joel | April 1, 2009
As a Jesuit Catholic college, the celebration of the Lenten season is quite big. From Mardi gras to the formation of social justice groups for Lent and to Easter vigils, one cannot escape the reminder that we are in Lent. Although Easter hasn’t come yet, there have been a lot of events such as reconciliation services, masses for those who are joining the Catholic Church, and the presentation of the Living Stations of the Cross, which a good friend of mine started last year, that have happened in such a short time.
I have decided to dedicate this blog to the Living Stations of the Cross, which was held last Monday night in front of almost 130 people. The Chapel was full with both students and several families who came to see it, even though it didn’t start until 9:15 at night. Talk about dedication there!
It was such a great way to be reminded of Lent and what this season is all about. There were actors, including myself, who got to play various roles. I was once just a part of the crowd, then a soldier, and then guess what… Jesus for one station! That’s grace right there. Me? Jesus? It was great! The presentation was also coupled with Contemporary Music Ensemble’s rendition of reflective songs, which brought some folks to tears.
This event which was student run through and through was so powerful that even other students in the audience remarked on how they liked the presentation. That’s amazing! It truly was a privilege to be a part of this team because as I was doing my part, it dawned on me that this ought to happen more in campus, more students working together for a common goal.
So to all the actors, singers, volunteers, and especially the directors of Living Stations of the Cross, kudos and congratulations for a job well done!