A Text from God
Over 120 students signed up for Coláiste Iognáid’s daily Gospel Text programme. There were Lenten options for a meditation group, blogging, MP3 downloads and praying on-line, but it was the Gospel Text idea that really took off. A short excerpt from the Mass readings of the day is sent to student’s phones, for example: Come back 2 me wit all ur hart 4 I am tnderness & compassion. The Jes Chaplain, Brendan McManus SJ comments: “It was a way of using mobile phone technology to spread the Lenten message- that is, God is continually trying to communicate with us, by the most unlikely means!” Along with a good turn out for the weekly meditation group, the Trocaire 24 Hour Fast also proved very popular with over 80 students taking part in that.