The last four lines in today’s Gospel truly speak to how invasive the Holy Spirit can be in our lives, without our realizing it. Everyday the Holy Spirit works in our schools through all forms of learning.  Every new experience, class, or conversation pushes us to grow emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually. During my time on a silent retreat called Oramus at Saint Ignatius College Prep, the Holy Spirit taught me how I can utilize silence to connect to my relationship with God. This experience allowed me to gain valuable knowledge that I use now in my daily life.

How can we use Jesuit education as a form through which the Holy Spirit can work in revealing Jesus’ triumph over death?

—Maggie Lyons is a senior at Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago. She has been involved in retreat leadership and the SICP Harlequins group during her years at SICP. Maggie is excited to attend Marquette University next fall.