Last Lent, we encountered Mayra from Honduras, a struggling student who became a tutor for others thanks to your support of CRS Rice Bowl. In the months since, CRS and the local mayor’s office in Mayra’s community have collaborated to ensure that Mayra, now in 7th grade, and 16 of her peers are able to continue their studies—even though that means traveling outside their community to the next closest school. Mayra will continue learning and have the tools she needs to pursue her dreams. On behalf of Mayra and all of our brothers and sisters you have supported through your participation in CRS Rice Bowl , thank you.
When we heed Christ’s invitation to encounter our neighbors—whether in Honduras or across the street—we allow God to work in our communities in life-changing and life-giving ways. As Pope Francis reminds us, the call to encounter is inherent in the Gospel message.
That’s why we’re excited to share that during Lent 2017, CRS Rice Bowl will focus our reflection on what it means to encounter: ourselves, our neighbors and our God. Take a moment to explore our updated website and view the resources, prayer materials and faith formation tools that you can use to form missionary disciples prepared to encounter others this Lent.