The response to the COVID19 pandemic has impacted our families beyond measure. Whole new routines are being developed as our students maneuver remote learning at home and parents juggle new challenges in their personal and professional lives. Many of you are adding tutor, counselor, technology specialist and teacher assistant to your various roles!
Our parents have found an opportunity to tune in more directly with what their daughters are learning as they peer over shoulders, assist with connectivity and even sit in on a lesson or two. Perhaps this newfound time with each other will provide an opportunity to connect with your loved ones, have a few more meals together and share in some of life’s often missed special moments.
I am learning how to share my husband’s workspace and enjoying the occasional cup of tea he brings me! We are ever mindful of our adult sons in NYC, Minneapolis and here locally – praying that they are staying safe and healthy. My youngest sister has 3 school age children and they have a whole new schedule that not only includes daily school lessons but real life skills like cooking, cleaning and car maintenance! I imagine many of you can relate to these different family dynamics.
On this feast day of St. Joseph, we pray in a special way for all our families, students, staff, teachers and alumnae alike. May this new way of living as a family bring you closer together and may you find special graces in the myriad of challenges and all the unexpected moments.
Gracious St. Joseph, protect me and my family from all evil as you did the Holy Family. Kindly keep us ever united in the love of Christ, ever fervent in imitation of the virtue of our Blessed Lady, your sinless spouse, and always faithful in devotion to you. Amen.
We send a special thank you to Mrs. Bridget Price, our Campus Minster, who facilitated our opportunity to share in Pope Francis’ call for a worldwide rosary today at 4:00 p.m.