During Ash Wednesday chapel services today, Stemmons Family Senior Chaplain Nate Bostian provided middle and upper school students with a multi-faith spiritual toolkit in the form of Lenten Bingo.
"In keeping with the spirit of the Lenten season, I wanted to give students ideas and practices to help them grow spiritually and ethically," he said. "Lenten Bingo embraces all faiths and presents the toolkit in a fun way."
This year's Lenten Bingo is based on essential acts of charity and spirituality found in the Great Spiritual Paths of World Culture so that all of our middle and upper school students can participate. Lent this year begins today and ends on April 8. If students get a Bingo (any five boxes in a row) or a Blackout (all squares filled), they should let Fr. Nate know by emailing him a picture of their card.
We look forward to witnessing our Eagles' activities over the next several weeks!
You can view the Lenten Bingo 2023 card HERE.
ABOUT ASH WEDNESDAY and LENT
In the Christian tradition, Lent is a time of introspection, repentance, and spiritual discipline to prepare for the resurrection of Christ during Easter. It is a great time to temporarily abstain from certain foods or activities to heighten one's sense of spiritual hunger (fasting), or to take upon oneself a new spiritual discipline such as prayer, meditation, or spiritual reading.
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, when we symbolically receive ashes on the forehead to remind us of our mortality: "Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return". This day of introspection, repentance, and remembrance is intended to take us out of our normal "routine", and help us prepare for the spiritual journey ahead of us. If you are interested in more information, click here: What's the reason for ashes on Ash Wednesday?