June 12, 2020
Just a quick covid-19 update. All is well here; we are still virus-free, thanks be to God.
We will begin testing all of our residents, employees, and sisters in the not-too-distant future. We are working with authorities on a time line for this. We are anxious to begin this process, as it is the first step in formulating a plan for eventually re-opening our Home.
In the meantime, we continue to be diligent in our efforts to protect the Residents, and are still adhering to a strict no-visitor policy. We are working to keep residents engaged and in touch with family and friends through phone calls and video programs like Skype. We appreciate everyone’s patience.
As of this writing, we have just passed the 3-month mark of sheltering-in-place. While it has had its challenges, it has also had moments that have filled our hearts. Our generous benefactors making sure we have what we need; the resiliency and patience of our residents to cope with the changes to their daily routines; the selflessness of our staff who show up every day to care for our residents despite fears and obligations of their own; all of these are beautiful examples of how we are all in this together – we are all one family under God. Every one of us is affected by this pandemic, but so many have come together to help one another as well.
Please be assured of our prayers for you, your families, for those who are sick, those who care for the sick, and those who are lonely. May we all be reminded of our kinship to each other, and feel the presence of God, our Father, during this time of separation.
God bless you,
“It is a difficult time for everyone. For many, very difficult. … Let us try, if we can, to make the best use of this time: let us be generous; let us help those in need in our neighborhood; let us look out for the loneliest people, perhaps by telephone or social networks; let us pray to the Lord for those who are in difficulty in the world. Even if we are isolated, thought and spirit can go far with the creativity of love. This is what we need today: the creativity of love.” -Pope Francis
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