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1105, 2020

Peer Ministers Live the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education

May 11th, 2020|Categories: Peer Ministry Blog|0 Comments

Martin S: I chose the element “Evangelize Youth within the Mission of the Church” because I believe it applies to me the most. I have been involved in many retreats and groups through my years at Rice ultimately supporting my mission for the Church. I have been on two Kairos retreats, mission trips, numerous shelters, and am a peer minister. Being a participant and […]

2503, 2020

The Last Statements of Christ: Holy Week Reflections

March 25th, 2020|Categories: Peer Ministry Blog|0 Comments

The First Statement: “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they’re doing.” (Luke 23:34)

Reflection by Tyler Colander ‘20: This line in the New Testament is possibly one of the most merciful in the entire Bible. Jesus knew that he had to die in order to rise again and save humanity, but the people who put him to death only wanted to kill him. This did […]

2802, 2020

Lenten Student Reflections

February 28th, 2020|Categories: Peer Ministry Blog|0 Comments

On Ash Wednesday the Brother Rice community gathered to celebrate the beginning of the Lenten season with a communal prayer service.  Four Crusaders were asked to reflect on the meaning of lent and how they integrate lenten practices in their lives. These reflections are shared below.


Lenten Reflection: Daniel O’Brien ‘23

Most Christians view the season of lent as an opportunity to give up a food that […]

1401, 2020

Building Relationships

January 14th, 2020|Categories: Peer Ministry Blog|0 Comments

Peer Ministers share Lollipop Moments: small acts having a big impact

Jack D

On my birthday a few years ago, I was on the receiving end of a lollipop moment. My Uncle Jim, who was going through a hard time financially, was the one who initiated the lollipop moment. After receiving plenty of generous gifts from my uncles, aunts, and cousins, my Uncle Jim approached me with a plain white […]

2401, 2019

Highs and Lows

January 24th, 2019|Categories: Peer Ministry Blog|0 Comments

Contrast: connected – disconnected

Although it may not seem like it, God is always present in our lives. We may not understand why something happens or why we do not get what we want, but God works constantly. Because of our busy schedules, remembering this can be difficult. Therefore, it often takes some quiet reflection through the Examen to see His activity in moments that otherwise appear insignificant. Personally, […]

2401, 2019

January Announcement Prayers

January 24th, 2019|Categories: Daily Prayers & Reflections, Peer Ministry Blog|0 Comments

Monday, January 7, 2019

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Raymond of Pennafort

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…..AMEN

Dear Father,

You are the light of the minds that know You,

The life of the souls that love You,

And the strength of the wills […]

1911, 2018

Humble and Thankful Servants

November 19th, 2018|Categories: Peer Ministry Blog|0 Comments

Chris Casey ’21

I think I act humbly but I could try to be even more humble and to be more thankful for what I have. I could do this by always remembering manners and always saying please and thank you. Things like this would also make me a more likeable and better person. Using these I think it will bring me closer to God.

I am grateful for having hard working […]