Thursday morning, students from Marian University’s Ancilla College joined sisters of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ for a campus-wide Morning of Service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Volunteer Program, a ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ that helps those in need across our community, organized the morning’s events.

The morning began at 9 a.m. with a prayer followed by a special presentation by guest speaker Jessica Harding, assistant director of the study abroad program at the University of Notre Dame. Harding spoke about the importance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in the modern age.

From 10-11 a.m., students worked alongside PHJC Volunteers to perform service projects in locations on campus. Service projects included packing lunches, creating hygiene bags, making fleece blankets, and more, for those in need in the local community. The morning’s activities concluded back in Cana Hall with a closing prayer and dismissal.