Lent Lingers On

During Lent in 1962, Sister Mary Philips ushered her first-grade class into the Church of the Assumption on Staten Island for prayer and to participate in the Sacrament of Penance. I would have said celebrate, which is how we think of it today, but celebration was the furthest thing from our minds then. I know. I was in that class. We knelt in solemn prayer with our heads bowed and our hands folded together perfectly. I could feel the silence pressing on my eardrums as if I were under water. We sat like that until I couldn’t take it anymore … Continue reading Lent Lingers On