Fr. Bob delivers keynote address at Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

At the 23rd Annual Interfaith Breakfast held at Bryant University on Feb. 12, Fr. Bob spoke to people of all faiths gathered at an event designed to provide an inspirational hour of music, prayer, and a spiritual message.  This year’s theme was Honesty, Healing and Wholeness.   The Interfaith Prayer Breakfast is patterned after the National Prayer Breakfast held during the first week of February each year in Washington, D.C. as well as numerous locations across the country.

Honesty, Healing and Wholeness

By Rev. Robert L. Marciano, KHS
Interfaith Breakfast Keynote at Bryant University
Feb. 12, 2019

Smithfield, RI—President and Mrs. Machtley, Reverend Clergy, Campus Ministry staff, distinguished public officials, faculty, staff and students of Bryant University and Bishop Hendricken High School, my dear friends:

Allow me first to say a word of sincere gratitude to Mrs. Machtley and the Interfaith Breakfast committee for their kind invitation to be the keynote speaker at this year’s breakfast.  As you may know, each year we rotate a different faith group to be our speaker including our Jewish, Christian, Catholic and Muslim friends.  Since this year it fell to a Catholic speaker, and Pope Francis was not available, I was given the honor.  It is always a pleasure to be part of campus life here at Bryant and especially to be part of such a great event that gathers people of all faiths and in a spirit of cooperation and respect focus on the one task that we all share: to know, love and serve the One who made us and to do so together.  As you may know, our theme this year is Honesty, Healing and Wholeness, the pathway to true peace in this life and hopefully the tools we can use to get to the next.


Bishop Hendricken High School’s Peer Ministers attended the 23rd Annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast at Bryant University on Tuesday, Feb. 12.  Pictured above are the Peer Ministers, all seniors, with Rev. Robert Marciano, BHHS President (center left), and Mr. Mark DeCiccio, Principal (center right).  Bryant University President Mr. Ronald Machtley is pictured far left and Rev. Christopher Murphy, Chaplain of BHHS at far right.  Fr. Marciano delivered the keynote address Honesty, Healing and Wholeness.  Hendricken’s Peer Ministers assist with campus ministry.