From preparation all the way to giving the sign of peace and
receiving communion, the pictures from March represent Mass.
I've always believed going and participating in Church was
important. It would give me a strong foundation and the right
mindset for the week ahead. More importantly though, Church gives
people the opportunity to learn about Jesus and have fellowship
with others who share the same beliefs. At Saint Meinrad, attending
Mass is a normal part of everyday life.
In March, I photographed the St. Anthony of Padua Society as
they prepared homilies based on a theme and practiced giving them
to an audience of peers. The men work hard to prepare for a future
where they'll be giving homilies at Mass on a regular basis.
I also took pictures at a Mass at the Branchville Correctional
Facility, where Br. Zachary Wilberding, OSB, runs a Catholic
ministry program. The only prison experience I had prior to
photographing the Mass was from what I saw on TV or in movies. I
wasn't sure what to expect, but the men were very welcoming and I
could clearly see their passion and faith in God.
Other photos from the month came from the deacon and priesthood
promises and the Feast of St. Benedict.