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Mountains Beyond Mountains

One of the many aspects of Saint David's that I truly treasure are the times we come together to celebrate the essence of our mission and our sense of community.  Mass is one of these times.

Today, Saint David's celebrated Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent with a mass at Saint Thomas More.  In his homily, our chaplain Steve Katsouros spoke of Tracy Kidder's book Mountains Beyond Mountains which chronicles the work of physician and anthropologist Dr. Paul Farmer, a man who would cure the world.  Working in Haiti with the poorest of the poor, Paul Farmer cares for the sick. 

"Rend your hearts, not your garments."  Found in Joel 2:13, this phrase from the Old Testament reminds us of the need to wean ourselves from the material and look within, reflecting upon our actions and thoughts above our possessions.  We all have our mountains to climb, and beyond those more mountains.  The challenge lies not in being consumed by our own problems, but recognizing and reaching out to others who need our help.

Our Chamber Singers, especially soloists James L., James P., Thomas R., Robert A., Henry S., William H., and Michael McC; the 5th and 6th Grade Recorders, and the 5th Grade Bell Choir; my readers: Lawson K., Rafe H., Nicholas C., (pinch hitting for an absent Will K.) and Theo H. all did a superb job after a long 5 day weekend.  It was Saint David's at her best!

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