On Friday, October 9, the Delbarton community was invited to participate in a Stations of the Cross for Overcoming Racism.
These unique Stations of the Cross, including scripture readings, guided reflection and prayers are set up on the east side of the FAC (beside the 'Stations' sculpture installation by artist Mark Mennin) through the end of the month. Headmaster Fr. Michael Tidd, OSB, shared an opening prayer, then encouraged students and faculty in small groups (and masked) to pray at the Stations, starting with an opening prayer at the bottom of the stone stairway. Most boys participated in the prayers by accessing on their smartphones the shared Stations of the Cross document posted on Schoology. This invitation to pray, listen, reflect and respond on the issue of racism is provided as a community service project of the Varsity Soccer and Middle School Cross Country teams.
The Stations of the Cross for Overcoming Racism service was adapted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. More resources and materials against racism can be found on the USCCB website. Understanding the vital role the Catholic Church has in promoting Catholic social teaching and offering a path forward to racial justice, we invite all in the Delbarton community to take an active role in the conversation on race.
Thank you to our Soccer program, and Dr. David Donovan and Brian Theroux, for bringing this Stations of the Cross to Delbarton campus this fall.