Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.
Good Morning La Salle and De La Salle. Saturday, February 1st, marked the beginning of Black History Month.
Here at La Salle Academy we will be remembering and honoring the black people that have paved the road for the society in which we live in today. Those brave men and women that have stood up to adversity despite all odds being against them. Black History Month is more than a focus on Blacks in America. It is an introspective moment set aside to understand basic human empathy and a reminder of the struggles that are met in the journey to achieving universal rights for all people, regardless of their innate characteristics. We want to honor overcoming these struggles as well as the strong vibrancy of a people whose achievements have contributed to help build this society.
Langston Hughes is one of those people who stood up to adversity… He is an American poet, playwright, columnist, social activist and novelist. These are his words entitled “I Too”.
I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And I eat well,
And grow strong.
So that Tomorrow,
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody’ll Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed—
I, too, am America.
Let Us Pray
We bring ourselves into your presence. To you, we offer our prayers, our praise, and our supplications. This month, we celebrate Black History Month and honor the culture of our brothers and sisters. We remember the legacy of those who came before us who not only paved the way but carried the bricks on broken backs that then built that road. We remember the songs, stories, and fiery hope of old men and little girls, granny midwives and marvelous musicians, great orators and leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators. God, help us to value diversity beyond variety. Help us remember that Black History is a part of American History. Help us value diversity with a vision for a progressive future that acknowledges our strength together as well as the power, creativity, ideas, and part that we all bring when we are all welcome to come to the table and taste and see that the Lord is good.
Saint John Baptist de La Salle — Pray for Us
Live Jesus in Our Hearts — Forever!
Padre Shabani – student, morning prayer February 3, 2020