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Marymount Remembers: September 11 Candlelight Prayer Service

Monday, September 12, 2011
The Marymount community and neighbors gathered on the Chapel Commons on the evening of September 11 to remember in prayer, song, and poetry those who perished on September 11, 2001. Circling the statue of the Blessed Virgin were 70 luminarias, signifying the number of countries and the cultural diversity represented by Marymount’s student body. During the interfaith service, MU students presented readings from the Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim faiths.
 
Father David Sharland, Y.A., Marymount’s director of Campus Ministry, said, "May our remembering be one that is not afraid of those who are different from us.... God invites, no rather demands of us, to love one another.... We are all his children, and therefore brothers and sisters to one another."
 
Father Sharland concluded the service on a note of hope, saying, “Today, as we remember September 11, 2001, we pray for those who lost their lives, we pray for those who still suffer a loss because of that day, and we look forward in hope, to a brighter, more peaceful, and joy-filled tomorrow.”