ARISE-ing to God’s Message

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ARISE-ing to God’s Message

Prayer and adoration at ARISE. Photo by Donna Reinbold

Prayer and adoration at ARISE. Photo by Donna Reinbold

Prayer and adoration at ARISE. Photo by Donna Reinbold

Prayer and adoration at ARISE. Photo by Donna Reinbold

Sue Kim and Rebekah Barnabas

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On Wednesday April 24th, Rosary hosted Arise: A night of prayer and adoration with guest speaker Jackie Francois that took place in the Karcher Center. The Royal Reporter interviewed students and even a Rosary mom about their experience attending Arise.

Junior Mya Hernandez commented,  “I would describe Arise as a charismatic adoration. An important message I got from Jackie Francois was that we are all not alone with problems, God is with you. I think that everyone should have gone and that it should have been hosted during school. I feel like if we all went, then the message could have impacted a lot of girls. ”

Speaker Jackie Francois giving her talk. Photo by Donna Reinbold

Junior AJ Arrington said, “Arise was a lot like adoration. Jackie and Mrs. Kearns had their whole band there and sang a couple of songs to open the prayer service. There was a priest there so that people could confess their sins and I really enjoyed Jackie’s message about how the only sin that God does not forgive is the one that you did not ask for. I was very emotional throughout Arise and felt God talking to me.”

Mrs. Barnabas, senior Rebekah Barnabas‘s mother, commented, “When I heard Jackie Francois was going to be at Arise, I knew I had to go because her messages are always so amazing. The adoration was really powerful and the message to completely turn to God was something that I needed to hear. I think many people right now need to hear this message because as life is so hectic, we need to constantly remember to have our foundation in God.”

Senior Giovana Pinel commented, “I was so glad I went to Arise because it was an opportunity to focus completely on my relationship with God and reconnect with Him. During life, it can be really easy to ignore our own needs, especially our spiritual needs, and focus instead on others, so this night was exactly what I needed–just me and God. While there was a good turnout of Rosary students, moms, and even Servite students, there are so many people who I know would have benefited from this. I just want everyone to remember that even in our darkest moments, there is hope because God is here with us.”

Thank you to everyone who made this event possible, and we hope to have more in the future!

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