One of many Newman University traditions, the annual Prayer Breakfast, took place on Thursday morning, March 31. The purpose of the event is to set aside a special time of reflection and prayer. The event was sponsored by The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies at Newman University and organized by the Prayer Breakfast Committee which is comprised of faculty, staff and students.
“Compassion in Action” was the theme for this year’s Prayer Breakfast. The Catholic Church has deemed 2016 the “Year of Mercy,” so the Newman community felt this year’s Prayer Breakfast would be best suited to focus on compassion.
The morning’s events consisted of fellowship, singing and a hearty breakfast, and concluded with a prayer from Newman Chaplain Father John Fogliasso. The Newman University Troubadours along with Newman student Nate Siple offered performances for participants of the breakfast to engage in and enjoy.
Campus Ministry Administrative Assistant Monica Borger said the prayer breakfast “provided a time for prayer, reflection, and a sense of a compassionate Newman community.”