Monday, February 6, 2012

Black History Month in the Chapel

Maya Angelou

Black History Month is here, and this year's theme is "Women."
Campus Ministry is joining in the celebration by hearing the words and honoring the contributions of selected African-American women at the beginning of each Mass.

We opened yesterday by paying homage to poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou.

"I speak to the black experience, but I am always talking about the human condition -- about what we can endure, dream, fail at, and still survive."

"I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver."

"The honorary duty of a human being is to love."

"History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again."

"Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it allows me to survive, and better than that, to thrive with passion, compassion, and style."

"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded."

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