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Making Progress as a Fruit of God’s Mercy

Written by: Denise Serafini on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

I was particularly pleased to be re-invited to a local secular community college for a return visit. We had originally brought Relics of the Passion to this institution at the request of Peter Cisek, an advisor for the school’s Interfaith Center and the Newman Club, and Dan Mathews of the Archdiocesan Office of Campus Ministry. For our original presentation there 3 or 4 years ago there was, as you can imagine, some conflicting opinion regarding the potential for conflicting concepts related to the separation of Church and state. We all pressed on relying on the Lord to help us complete the presentation and shower His Grace on the participants in the event and touch the hearts of those that might wander close by.

I received a note from Dan last year telling me of the progress they had made saying, “many blessings flowed from that presentation”. Today that school has an interfaith chapel and they are now allowed to have a Christmas Creche on campus. Dan and Peter have both said, “everyone attributes these accomplishments as having been driven by the graces brought to the school via the presentation of the relics”.

I was honored to bring the Relics of the Passion back to the school to present them in that new facility. I’m sure those graces will continue to work wonders. 
 
That original presentation at the college was also attended by a woman that happens to be a member of the Columbiettes Council #24 supporting St. Leo the Great Church in Waterbury.  Based on what she saw in that original presentation she worked to track me down and we just had a major event for the second year running at St. Leo’s.
 
I attribute all these related events to the fruits of God’s Mercy.