Saturday, October 11, 2008

full of grace

As part of a recent day of prayer I went with some friends to the University of Portland and walked around the campus, praying for the students that God would reveal himself to them and draw them toward him. It's a beautiful campus and we met some wonderful people in the school administration and student body. At one point, as the rain started to pour down, I took brief shelter under a wide tree's canopy and looked across the lawn to see the virgin Mary standing silently among the stones beside the chapel. It looked hauntingly beautiful. A student had left a few roses at the foot of the statue.