The themes of unityand solidarityare surfacing in many ways during this pandemic. Even in the midst of isolation and stay at home requirements, I sense a growing concern for each other and for an awareness of the global impact of this virus in every state and nation. I have had numerous calls and offers to help anyone in the parish who is in need.
The Cardinal’s suggestion to have all of us praying together at specific times during the day with the ringing of church bells (or phone alarms) is an expression of his desire to help us stay connected as the Body of Christ.
People are praying the rosary together through the internet across the country. There is a beautiful prayer/poem circulating online written by an Irish Capuchin Friar entitled “Lockdown”. Here are a few of the verse: