“We are Easter people; alleluia is our song”! These words have never meant more, perhaps, than they do this year when we have been forced to shelter-in-place and practice social distancing. During much of the Lenten season, we have been unable to practice our faith, no matter what our tradition, in person with the community of believers. However, that does not mean we have been in total isolation.
Whether through social media; Zoom Masses, meetings, and prayers together; or intentionally praying for those we know and love as well as for the ill and those service providers who are carrying great burdens during this pandemic, we have connected. We have been resilient in this adversity and, possibly, the true meaning of Lent has been practiced in deeper ways than ever before.
As we rise with Jesus on Easter Sunday, though we are still sheltered-in-place, may each of us continue to celebrate the joy of connecting with and praying for others. Know that each of you is remembered very specially in the prayers of the Sisters of the Holy Names as well as the entire Holy Names University community.
Sr. Carol Sellman ’69, MM ’78, EdD
Vice President for Mission Integration