The Cardinal Newman Society, an organization dedicated to maintaining the religious character of the nation’s Catholic universities, will wrap up its Lenten Prayer Campaign for the Renewal of Catholic Colleges on Sunday.
The campaign’s website, AdorationU.com, features a video detailing what CNS views as some of the struggles of pious students in today’s Catholic universities. There is also a place where individuals can sign up to pray for what they view as wayward Catholic institutions of higher education.
“This Lent, we pray that many Catholic colleges will heed the Lord’s call to ‘return to me with your whole heart,’” Patrick J. Reilly, president of The Cardinal Newman Society, told the California Catholic Daily.
According to the California Catholic Daily, 1,072 people have committed to an hour of prayer since the effort began in March. Georgetown University, Boston College, College of the Holy Cross, Creighton University, DePaul University, Fordham University, Gonzaga University, Loyola Marymount University, Marquette University, Seattle University, University of Notre Dame, and Xavier University (Ohio) are among the universities that have received prayers in their name.