Fr. Daniel Hall, CSV, Provincial, corresponded with the wider Viatorian Community today, urging them to take solace in one another and to especially remember health care workers in their prayers.
“No one knows how long this will continue, but if we follow the prescribed precautions and limit our movement, the spread of this virus should soon run its course. Until then, let’s keep one another in prayer,” Fr. Hall said. “Remember especially those medical personnel who place themselves in dangerous situations every day to treat the sick.”
Finally, he shared a prayer that had been forwarded to him.
It was written by Cameron Bellm, a Seattle writer and mother of two,
who draws inspiration from Ignatian spirituality and Catholic social teaching.
Prayer for a Pandemic
May we who are merely inconvenienced, remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors,
Remember the most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home,
Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have flexibility to care for our children, when their schools close,
Remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips,
Remember those that have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money, in the tumult of the economic market,
Remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home,
Remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country, let us choose LOVE.
During this time when we cannot physically
Wrap our arms around each other,
Let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.