My office at the university is not too far from the Catholic Newman Center on campus. As a matter of fact, I usually park in one of the lots either right next to or just across the street from the Newman Center. So I walk by it pretty much every day, twice.
Monday when I left work I couldn't help but smile as I walked through the Newman Center parking lot. Right there in the courtyard area of the Center, right next to the parking lot, was a nice size statue of Mary.
It must be about 5 feet tall and she faces out to the parking lot. I loved seeing her there!! What a wonderful addition to our campus and to the Newman Center.
Tuesday morning as I headed into the office I couldn't help but look for her as I walked by the Newman Center again. Almost like I thought I had dreamed it the day before.
But there she was. And this time she had company.
Just as I was walking by, a group of students came out of the Newman Center and walked right over to Mary. As I took one last look over my shoulder I noticed them all bowing their heads in prayer.
Almost brings tears to my eyes! How awesome to see this on a college campus. There is hope for the future of our Church!
And Mary is leading them!!