This week, with the help of many, courses at Georgetown moved entirely remote so as to provide instructional continuity during this time of transition. In a similar way, the mission and ministry resources of Georgetown are beginning to be shared digitally in the interest of spiritual continuity. SCS, as we shared in last week’s post, has moved to care digitally for the whole person by offering Daily Digital Meditations each day of the work week at 12 pm EST (click here to join the Zoom sessions) along with providing online space for members of our community to express their prayer intentions (click here to submit your intentions). The first week of group meditation online has been a success, demonstrating in a profound way that spiritual communion is very much possible in the absence of physical proximity. We are grateful to everyone who has joined and who has promoted this important resource.
The Office of Campus Ministry has added to the spiritual continuity effort by offering a daily video reflection from one of the university’s many chaplains, which are now available at Campus Ministry’s Youtube page. These short testimonials reinforce the university’s demonstrated commitment to inter-faith dialogue and multi-faith chaplaincy and offer needed spiritual guidance as we proceed through this uncertain period of time. One major takeaway from this week’s reflections is that the work of paying greater attention to our interior lives, through prayer, meditation, worship, silent reflection, nature walks, sacred reading, etc., can prepare us to manage the clamor and uncertainty that may surround us on the outside.
In this week’s Spiritual Continuity series from Campus Ministry, you will hear:
- Fr. Mark Bosco, S.J. on the importance of finding moments of divine grace in the midst of being unsettled;
- Rabbi Rachel Gartner on finding ourselves in a new way while the tumult swirls;
- Fr. Greg Schenden, S.J. on finding God in all things, especially in relationships; and
- Fr. Matthew Carnes, S.J. on how the early Jesuits offer us lessons today about unity through their example of growing a united community while being dispersed across the globe.
We encourage you to subscribe to Campus Ministry’s YouTube page in order to follow along as university chaplains continue to offer their wisdom from deep within the many religious and spiritual traditions that call Georgetown home. Please visit the Campus Ministry homepage for updates from our chaplaincies and we will continue to use this blog to highlight spiritual resources that may be of interest to you during this time.