Daily Prayers and Reflections: April 30

Prayer to Jesus, Divine Physician Lord Jesus Christ, Our Divine Physician, We ask you to guard and protect us from COVID-19and all serious illness. For all that have died from it, have mercy;For those that are ill now, bring healing;For those searching for a remedy, enlighten them;For medical caregivers helping the sick, strengthen and shield … Continue reading Daily Prayers and Reflections: April 30

Daily Prayers and Reflections: April 28

When This is Over When this is over,may we never again take for granteda handshake with a stranger,conversations with neighbors,a crowded theater,Friday night out,the taste of Communion,a routine checkup,the school rush each morning,coffee with a friend,the stadium roaring,each deep breath,a boring Tuesday,life itself. When this ends,may we find that we have becomemore like the people … Continue reading Daily Prayers and Reflections: April 28

An Earth Day Message from the Office of Mission & Ministry

Context Fifty years ago, on April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was celebrated.[1] Like all major historical events, there was a close confluence of events and people that gave birth to this momentous event. First, there was the publication of a 1962 seminal book entitled Silent Spring[2] that denounced the use of pesticides (i.e., DDT) and initiated … Continue reading An Earth Day Message from the Office of Mission & Ministry