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ND Minute chapel crawls with Howard Hall

Anna Boarini & Sam Stryker | Friday, April 22, 2011

Lent is a special time of year for everyone, but this holds true especially at the University of Notre Dame. From the dining halls refraining from serving meat on Fridays (yay Mahi-Mahi sliders!) to students giving up a myriad assortment of guilty pleasures for 40 days, Fighting Irish students truly throw themselves into the spirit of the season.

This year, the lovely ladies of Howard Hall helped take celebrating Lent up a notch with their new event, the Howard Hall Chapel Crawl. Over the course of the past month, and starting with Howard Hall’s chapel, participants have attended mass in every residence hall across campus, in addition to a prayer service at the Grotto. The final Mass was held Wednesday night in the Log Chapel.

ND Minute spoke to Mary Ellen Keneally, former president of Howard Hall, about organizing the event, and what the Chapel Crawl says about religious life at Notre Dame. We also spoke to Justin Sena, a freshman who attended every mass along the way. We hope you enjoy, and Happy Easter everyone!