In lieu of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recent decision regarding mandatory contraception coverage by employee insurance policies, Mount St. Mary’s University president Thomas H. Powell designated Friday, February 10, as a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Religious Liberty. In conjunction with this designation, a Gathering of Prayer for Religious Liberty was held at 12:30 in Founder’s Plaza on the Mount campus. President Powell and university chaplain, Fr. Brian Nolan, also stressed the need to heed the advice of St. Timothy who recommended in his first letter that fasting is the “soul of prayer”. The prayer gathering was attended by many of the seminarians and college students who were inspired by the Holy Spirit to take a stand against the proposed injustice in our land.