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Wave of Faith

Approximately once a month during the school year, the Director of Campus Ministry communicates with the “Green Wave” community through his “Wave of Faith” posts on Schoology. These posts are a way to highlight important Campus Ministry events and news, as well as to provide spiritual encouragement to the students. Here are the most recent posts.

From The Campus Minister:

Wave-4-Life Attends Annual March for Life

On Friday, January 19, the Wave-4-Life club made a trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in the 45th annual March for Life with the theme, "Love saves lives." According to their website, "the mission of the March for Life is to provide all Americans with a place to testify to the beauty of life and the dignity of each human person."

Student club coordinator Finn Gannon '19, along with club moderators Jesse Mazzola and Elizabeth Mainardi, led the trip. Club members Colin Saik '20, Brian Gallic '20, Jeremy Cavuto '20, Dylan Barnacle '18, Carlos Sanzo de la Vega '20, and Derek Lattmann '19 joined the leaders at 6:30 AM at St. Joseph's Church in Mendham for Mass, then the group climbed aboard the bus for the long journey ahead. "I attended the March because I have always wanted to do it, though had never been able to before," says Derek Lattmann. "All life is precious, and I believe that it is essential as not only Delbarton students, but also as Benedictines to advocate for the sanctity of life."

This 45th protest of Roe vs. Wade, the decision that allowed for abortion to be legalized in all stages of pregnancy across America, was historical as it was the first time that a president addressed the crowds gathered live at the rally preceding the march. President Trump appeared via live video feed and reiterated to those gathered that "The March for Life is a movement born out of love. You love your families, you love your neighbors, you love our nation, and you love every child, born and unborn, because you believe that every life is sacred, that every child is a precious gift from God."

After the noon rally, the Wave-4-Life representatives marched up Constitutional Avenue to the Supreme Court and Capitol buildings, joining tens of thousands of others. Signs reaffirmed the value of each and every life from every perspective—religious, scientific, and personal reasons and experiences. "The best part of the march, in my opinion, was getting to the top of the hill and looking back and just seeing the mass of people supporting our cause," said Jeremy Cavuto. "I've never seen so many people gathered in one place."

When the march concluded, the group boarded the bus for the trip home, and they returned to St. Joseph's Church by 10:00 PM that evening. "We believe that the world is a better place with you here in it," said moderator Elizabeth Mainardi. "And it's therefore important that we stand up for every individual's right to life, because each person is a special gift with value that cannot be duplicated."

Check out the gallery below for photos of Wave-4-Life in our nations capital!

The Delbarton Hunger Walk is on Saturday, October 28! All proceeds go to the Interfaith Food Pantry in Morris Plains, which helps people move "from hunger to hope." Meet at 10am at the Lower Abbey Field for breakfast and enjoy a beautiful walk through Jockey Holllow. Bring the entire family, including your dogs! The walk will conclude around 12:30pm. There is a $10 registration fee/minimum donation. Yet, we hope you will collect much more! Send the following link to friends and family by text, email, or social media and invite them to donate to this great cause (they should designate "Delbarton Hunger Walk" and list your full name in the dedication section so you get the credit for their donation).

Jesus said, "I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink... Just as you did it to one of the least of these, my brothers and sisters, you did it to me" (Matt. 25:35, 40).

The Service Fair is tomorrow! How will you make someone's life a little better and his or her burdens a little lighter this year?

Care of the sick must rank above and before all else, so that they may truly be served as Christ, for he said, "I was sick and you visited me" (Matt. 25:36), and, "What you did for one of these least brothers you did for me" (Matthew 25:40)...All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: "I was a stranger and you welcomed me" (Matt. 25:35)...Great care and concern are to be shown in receiving the poor... because in them more particularly is Christ received...

~ The Rule of St. Benedict

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