Tonight Boston College will honor the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his promotion of non-violent activism on behalf of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Join us this evening at The Boston College Annual Martin Luther King, JR. Memorial Gathering. Special Music by: The United Voices of Freedom, The Combined Music of Against the Current, B.E.A.T.S., Liturgy Arts Group, and the Voices of Imani. Tonight’s gathering will take place at 7:30pm at St. Ignatius Church.
On this blistering cold New England Monday in January, let us take a few moments respite from our busy days and hectic lives and invite Dr. King to guide us in prayerful reflection:
Now I say to you in conclusion,
life is hard,
at times as hard as crucible steel.
It has its bleak and difficult moments.
Like the ever-flowing waters of the river,
life has its moments of drought and its moments of flood.
Like the ever-changing cycle of the seasons,
life has the soothing warmth of its summers
and the piercing chill of its winters.
But if one will hold on,
he will discover that God walks with him,
and that God is able to lift you from the fatigue of despair
to the buoyancy of hope
and transform dark and desolate valleys
into sunlit paths of inner peace.
-eulogy for the martyred children – martin luther king jr. – 1963
For more information regarding tonight’s event, please contact: 617-552-2793.