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How We Pray: “I Want My Life to Be a Prayer.”

Catholicism: Part three of a semester-long series about student spirituality


On Sundays, they gather in Marsh Chapel for communal worship. Severaltimes a day, they pray facing Mecca in a room at the George ShermanUnion. On Fridays and Saturdays, they meet in Hillel House on Bay StateRoad, and when the seasons change, they celebrate on the lawn behindMarsh Plaza. They are the hundreds of students involved in spirituallife at Boston University, the former Methodist seminary that is nowhome to 29 religious groups that include students of all races,nationalities, and beliefs.

This semester, BU Today istalking to students about how and why prayer is a part of their dailylives on campus. Students at the Boston University Catholic Center prayat daily mass, which takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, at 12:10p.m. in the center’s chapel at 211 Bay State Rd. The center’s studentsalso pray the rosary Monday through Thursday at 5:45 p.m., and Sundaymasses are at 12:30, 6:30, and 10 p.m. at Marsh Chapel.

In theslide show above, Renee Vyhanek (CAS’08), a member of the center’sStudent Pastoral Council, talks about how she thinks of prayer as aconversation with God that takes place throughout her day.

Click here to see more students reflect on their spirituality.

Edward A. Brown can be reached at ebrown@bu.edu. Jessica Ullian can be reached at jullian@bu.edu.


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