Today, October 7, feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Happy holiday ! Across the Diocese of Lansing, students at the school took up Bishop Earl Boyea’s challenge to give alms, fast and pray the Holy Rosary in response to Proposition 3 which seeks to insert a right to abortion at birth, and more, in the Michigan State Constitution. This includes students at Father Gabriel Richard School in Ann Arbor.
“I think it’s really important, especially now with all the spiritual wars going on and all the things going on in the world, to come together as a community of faith and pray the Rosary,” Joseph Plant said. , junior student.
Students of Fr. Gabriel Richard responded enthusiastically to a recent pastoral letter issued by Bishop Boyea which encouraged the daily recitation of the Holy Rosary as part of a 54-day Novena aimed at overcoming Proposition 3.
“We fight like the sky and our weapons are not violence, our weapons are not vulgar language, our weapons are prayer, fasting and almsgiving and in this we meet the Lord and in this , I want students to meet the Lord,” said Father Ryan Riley, school chaplain.
“I can’t vote and I think for some people it’s a way of being, like, ‘well, I can’t do anything, so I’m not going to try’,” said student Grace Thompson. in second grade, “but I think prayer, more than anything else, is very important and when we do it, it actually affects things more than we realize.”
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