Good morning and a blessed Sunday to all of you, our beloved St. Catherine’s community. Things will look a little different for a few weeks, but we are still an intact and supportive community of hard-working and caring people, even if we have to love and support one another from a distance. As we take this most responsible step to protect and care for our most vulnerable, we may embrace the change as an opportunity to pause and reflect upon our lives, to be still and tune into God’s presence among us, and to learn new ways of engaging with our studies. Some of you may have seen the poem written by Lynn Ungar that has certainly been circulating among clergy in the last few days. It is a beautiful invitation into a spiritual practice of rest and deepening connection. Students of religion will recognize its lovely description of the Sabbath, to which we turn in this moment of shifting life to a different pace.
As an Episcopal School, we are committed to nurturing our spiritual life together. During this time of uncertainty with the pandemic outbreak, it is important to take time to center ourselves and remember the presence of God among us. This Chaplain’s Corner will be populated often to provide devotionals, prayers, guided meditations, yoga sessions, and virtual chapels.