Bird Houses and Lent

Isabel Singletary
Today, Carrollton observed Ash Wednesday with two beautiful masses held in St. Hugh to accommodate the entire student body and adult community.
Today, Carrollton observed Ash Wednesday with two beautiful masses held in St. Hugh to accommodate the entire student body and adult community. It is a solemn day in which we are called to an internal reckoning - to view ourselves without guile or excuses – so that we may open our hearts for the journey that is Lent. There are some Lenten practices that facilitate this personal discernment in conjunction with prayers.

The younger children received an extraordinary gift this week when the installation of the Stations of the Cross was completed on the Duchesne campus. The Fourth Grade’s parting gift at the end of last year, this outdoor installation of birdhouses, each representing a station, is spread around the center oak tree and has as its background the outdoor classroom, the rolling grounds and paths, the vegetable gardens and the statue of Jesus Christ that centers the campus. For the younger children, it is a virtual outdoor cathedral of joyful nature. They can be introduced to, and pray for, Our Lord’s suffering yet set their sights on the celebration of Christ’s victory over death and the promise of eternal life as we celebrate His resurrection at Easter.

The Duchesne campus is open Monday through Friday until 6 pm. All are encouraged to visit this wondrous space and feel a personal connection to Our Lord through prayer, the stations of the cross, or simply the practice of espacio. May we focus our willingness and openness to listen to God and receive His graces in our hearts and join closer together as the community of Christ’s heart during this season of Lent.
Back
"For the sake of one child, I would have founded the Society."
-Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat