Spiritual Reflections

Lenten Reflections - 2022

"Summon out what I shall be"

Lenten Reflections 2022

Our campus theme for this Lenten season is “Summon out what I shall be.” This prayer comes from a song that is familiar to many on campus: “Take, O Take Me as I Am.” It asks God to receive us as we are but to help us become the people that he has created us to be. It recognizes God as the one who initiates this work in us and allows us to think of our prayer, fasting and almsgiving a little bit differently this Lent.

Through our prayer, we hope to listen to and be present to the voice of God in our lives. By our fasting, we try to strip away all of the things that prevent us from responding to God’s summons. And through our almsgiving, we respond actively to the invitation God has set before us.

We invite you this Lenten season to pray with all of us in the King’s community for God to summon out what we as individuals and as a community might be. May the God who began this good work in each of us and all of us, bring it to completion.

Fr. Brogan Ryan, C.S.C.
Director of Campus Ministry and College Chaplain

Fr. Charles Kociolek, C.S.C.
Alumni and Staff Chaplain

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