Early yesterday morning, the participants woke up and went into Cambridge to break bread with the homeless. In small groups of one staff member with 3-4 students, the CrossRoaders approached homeless people, bought them breakfast, and ate with them. They spent this time learning about their lives and getting to know them. It was an extremely moving experience for everyone. It is very profound to acknowledge Christ in the face of a neighbor that we often overlook.
We were also blessed to have a special visit from His Eminence, Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago! It was a joy to be in his presence as he served Great Vespers.
Later that evening, the participants engaged in the staff-led session, “Sanctification of Time”. In the evening, we had the blessing of hearing a talk on Prayer & Purity by our beloved, Dr. Albert Rossi, who has been a CR guest speaker since the first program in 2004.
The participants have been busy learning how to take the information they have received over the past week and put it into action by serving Christ and neighbor!