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”.