Sunday, August 2
My Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
This “Daily Reflection” is #139! I have offered a daily reflection since March 17, 2020.
It has been a real pleasure and honor to do this, and in the process, because of your responses, so many of us have been able to remain connected to each other.
These reflections have helped me and I hope they have provided meaning for you in these difficult days.
With that being said, this will be my last “Daily Reflection”, as I now make the transition to beginning the five-month Retreat: “My Journey: To A Deeper Understanding of Systemic Racism.”
I am so grateful that 130 people are making this journey with me!!
My first email to all those making this journey with me will be on Monday, August 3.
If you would like to join me for the five-month retreat, there is still time…just reply to this message or email me at
Also, I wanted to inform you that I am waiting for a date for more spinal surgery. It will happen sometime in August. When I know the date, the Parish will be informed.
During that time, I will be away “from the altar” but will still be “navigating the ship from home.”
Your prayers will be appreciated!
I will close out my “Daily Reflections” (#139) with this prayer to St. Corona, the Patroness of Epidemic Victims:
Lord Jesus Christ,
You came into this world for our salvation.
Look kindly on us now, we pray,
that we, and all those who serve You,
might be kept safe from this epidemic.
Heal those who are sick,
comfort the suffering,
bring back those who have gone astray,
and above all, increase our faith, O Lord.
Give us the grace to follow You and,
like the martyr, St. Corona, who gave
her life for the love of You,
to take up our crosses daily without fear or hesitation.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God,
have mercy on us and on the whole world.
St. Corona, patroness of epidemic victims, pray for us!