Today at Indiana State University, students, faculty and staff took time away from the classroom for their faith.
Campus Ministries held an Ash Wednesday service at midday. A Catholic Friar presided over the service, but people of all faiths were welcome.
“There are people who are really searching for God, who are really seeking to be in right relationship with one and other, who are looking for a place of belonging,” said Friar Mario Serrano.
Friar Serrano says he understands that people have busy lives and he was happy to lead the campus service.”So it’s just a way of going into the streets as Pope Francis would say, and meeting people where they are, rather than waiting for them to come to you.”
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent for Christians, and six weeks of repentance before Easter.